Popular and sometimes contentious gospel star Lundi Tyamara (38) has passed away.
The perky star of “Mphefumulo wami” and “Ndixolele” passed away after 12midnite after four weeks in a Johannesburg health facility as he was fighting a stomach TB and a liver condition. On Monday he was moved into high care as his condition worsened.
This comes after management, family and friends reached out to South Africans and asked for prayers for the talented gospel star some two days ago. A prayer session was held yesterday.
“We appreciate the hardwork and the care that the nursing and medical staff at the hospital has been putting in for his recovery,” said MD of ME Media and Lundi’s manager, Anele Hlazo in a statement on Wednesday on behalf of the family in asking his fans, supporters, followers, well-wishers and the general public to keep praying for his healing as his condition remained worryingly critical. “We are also thankful for the outpouring of support from all quarters of the South African society and our neighbouring countries.”
“We believe that through God's grace he will pull through. He may not be doing well right now, but he is a fighter." He however lost the fight in the early hours of the morning.
Speaking on radio this morning, the manager said the star was not in pain, but he was in suffering. The star’s body will be “moved home in Worcester” soon.
Plans for his memorial service and funeral will be announced soon.