Legendary Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer, Dorothy Masuku has died. She reportedly suffered from complications related to hypertension after suffering a mild stroke last year.
Dorothy Masuka dies at the age of 83
The family spokesperson, Fortune Hute confirmed her death saying that she was in the comfort of her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren at the time of her death. Fortune said that Masuka would be remembered for staying true to herself and her craft.
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Tributes pour in following Veteran Jazz singer Dorothy Masuku’s death
Celebs took to Twitter to send their condolences and pay tribute to the fallen jazz legend. Together with the late Miriam Makeba, uMam’Dorothy used music as a tool to highlight the plight of South Africans during the apartheid era.
I just heard of the terrible news of the passing of our African Jazz Icon Mama Dorothy Masuka. May your soul rest in song. Mama thank you for the inspiration. May your family find solice in the Almighty. We appreciate the contribution to our beloved Azania ✊?#RIPDorothyMasuka pic.twitter.com/ELtywxa45X
— DJSbu (@djsbu) February 24, 2019
One of the African continents most prolific songwriters and hit makers – the incomparable Dorothy Masuka. A talent beyond words, she was also grace & elegance personified.
Love this pic of her, taken by Themba Ndala at #HughMasekela’s memorial service.
Rest in Power, Legend pic.twitter.com/I7dKJ8yzBR
— marang setshwaelo (@marangdream) February 24, 2019
Mama Dorothy Masuka once said stopping her from singing was like stopping her from breathing & we will never forget how she took our breaths away. Every time she sang a tune, heaven fell at our feet. Her voice shook the ground & moved the depths of our souls. #RIPDorothyMasuka pic.twitter.com/iGvU0iOggw
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) February 23, 2019
RIP Mama Dorothy Masuka
— Bonang M’s World (@QueenBs_World) February 23, 2019
Deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Mama Dorothy Masuka. May her soul Rest In perfect Peace and May her music live on forever ?? pic.twitter.com/NUzj0t1hBr
— ProVerb (@ProVerbMusic) February 23, 2019
— Hotstix (@siphohotstix) February 23, 2019
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