Jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi has died at the age of 66 at the Avenues Hospital in Harare. The news of the musician’s death has received an outpouring of tributes from fans, friends, and collaborators from around the world.
Here’s a look at the tributes that have been dedicated to the legend.
A giant of African music has fallen with the passing of legendary Musician, the one & only, Oliver Mtukudzi. From the depths of Harare his career blossomed like the flame lily flower & his artistic genius brought us together in good times & gave us hope during our darkest hour. pic.twitter.com/kfylO3IxxJ
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) January 23, 2019
Today we said goodbye to a true patriot. Oliver Mtukudzi, your voice has given us comfort during difficult times, and will remain with us for posterity. Rest in peace comrade. pic.twitter.com/XZkyVbQ4Qq
— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) January 23, 2019
— marang setshwaelo (@marangdream) January 23, 2019
— Ndicel’ikiss out 25 JAN (@BeritaAfroSoul) January 23, 2019
— Wishes Zimunya?? (@wishietarie) January 23, 2019
This Neria song by Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi is one song that gets me emotional even though I don’t understand a word ?
— Ntsako Shibambo (@Ntsanessa) January 23, 2019
A year ago, the world lost Icon Bra #HughMasekela. The very next day Bra #OliverMtukudzi joined us for some #FreshBreakfast. He spoke so fondly of Bra Hugh & the memories they created together. Exactly a year later & they are together again. ??? #RipOliverMtukudzi #RipTuku pic.twitter.com/12vehIpwfL
— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) January 23, 2019
Words can’t express our sadness – Rest In Peace #OliverMtukudzi. It was a pure honour to spend time with you, on and off stage. Your music will live on forever.
— #MastersOfTheCraft (@MiCasaMusic) January 23, 2019