Jazz community mourns the loss of legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi

Jazz community mourns the loss of legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi

Jazz lovers around the world are devastated over the loss of 66-year-old musician Oliver Mtukudzi, who died on Wednesday. 

Oliver Mtukudzi WIKUS DE WET / AFP
WIKUS DE WET / AFP

Rest in Peace, Oliver Mtukudzi

Scores of individuals have taken to social media to share tributes for Oliver Mtukudzi, who died at the age of 66. He died on Wednesday,  23 January, which also happens to be the death anniversary of Hugh Masekela. 

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The Citizen reports that Mtukudzi struggled with his health for over a month. 

Nicknamed 'Tuku', Oliver was not only a jazz musician, but also a human rights activist and businessman, and was involved with UNICEF as a "Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region", it was reported. 

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He released 58 albums and had major hits sung in his native language Shona, including 'Todii', 'Neria', and 'Ndagara Nhaka'.

Celebrities have come out in their numbers to pay their respects to the fallen legend.

Listen to the smooth sounds of 'Neria' below:

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The pair are adorable together, and clearly, have a lot of love for each other. Their Instagram feed is filled with snaps of them together enjoying life and taking time to laugh together.

More often than not, couples obsess with their wedding attire, so it's refreshing to see a relaxed approach to an already stressful day. 

Check out the snaps from their big day below:

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