Today, we celebrate the life of gospel singer Lundi Tyamara who used his talent to touch many lives during a lifetime well spent.
Unfortunately, Lundi’s star has stopped shining as we have confirmation that he passed on in the early hours of Friday.
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On Friday morning, South Africa woke up to a heartbreaking news as the singer’s family confirmed that the star has died.
A statement released by the family confirmed that he died at Edenvale hospital in the early hours of Friday morning after a long battle with stomach TB and liver complications. He was 38 years old.
Consequently, fans, celebrities and high-profile personalities flooded social media with touching tributes to the fallen star and condolences to the family.
Some of his celebrity friends have remembered the way Lundi touched the lives of thousands of people through his good music.
A heartbroken fellow gospel musician Andile KaMajola said there’s no getting used to this phenomenon called death.
“They say this happens every minute but we never get used to it. Death be not proud you’ve robbed us yet again R.I.P boi who will ever forget I guess nobody could stop it when God had said yes, farewell boi farewell,” said Andile.
— South African Gov (@GovernmentZA) January 27, 2017
Lundi is no more, may his soul rest in perfect peace. We hope he will be recognized like the rest of those who recently passed on.#RipLundi
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) January 27, 2017
Also, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa sent his condolences to Lundi’s family. “It is with a deep sense of grief and sadness that we have learnt of the untimely passing of Gospel Star and Legend Lundi Tyamara,” he wrote.
It is with a deep sense of grief and sadness that we have learnt of the untimely passing of Gospel Star and Legend Lundi Tyamara. pic.twitter.com/Sr3tNBGPBx
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) January 27, 2017
In addition, singer Vusi Nova wrote;
“Woke up to the news that this soldier has fallen…what a talent, what a voice! My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Had the pleasure of meeting him for the first time at mama Winnie Mandela’s birthday party last year and he put on a hell of a show even thou he wasn’t well! Your music will live on. Rest in peace Lundi,” he said.
Songstress Zahara paid tribute to the star the way she knows best – a heart-melting song;
— #Back to reality (@thabs116) January 27, 2017
Fans also paid tribute to the singer, thanking him for the gift of music.
— Tumi Ndlovu (@boity_samy) January 27, 2017
— #TheStream (@PerezMaphuti) January 27, 2017
You are in a better place now, You have kept your promise,you have done what you have called; Your lap ends here, You fought ✊ #LundiTyamara
— Thabang Moshoeleli (@Tee_Moshoeleli) January 27, 2017
Meanwhile, watch this space for details on Lundi’s funeral.