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A tweet was initially sent out by Zimbabwean publication Masvingo Mirror.
According to the tweet, the publication “has it on good authority that he died two hours ago in the ICE at Avenues Clinic in Harare”.
The musical icon’s death has since also been reported in NewsDay as well as Health Times, who reported that the death has been confirmed by a reliable family member.
The 66-year-old musician, nicknamed Tuku, had been struggling with his health for over a month.
Details are sketchy but Tuku seemed to have been in ICU when he passed on. A source close to the family confirmed Tuku’s death saying the family will issue a statement soon.
“It is true that Oliver Mtukudzi has died. He was in a very bad state in ICU. The family will issue a statement to confirm soon,” said a source close Tuku’s to the family.
Tributes have already begun pouring in on social media. Tuku died exactly a year after his friend South African icon Hugh Masekela passed on. Citizen/ Various