Legendary Zimbabwean and African jazz musician Oliver Mtukudzi has passed away.
Mtukudzi, nicknamed Tuku, passed on while receiving treatment at Avenue Clinic in Harare, where he was rushed on Tuesday after falling ill.
In a tweet on Wednesday, MTV Base South Africa confirmed news about the singer's demise.
“It is with sadness that we say Rest In Peace to one of the greatest musicians of our time, Oliver Mtukudzi. Thank you for sharing your talent with Africa and beyond,” says MTV Base.
Mtukudzi, who has 58 music albums to his name, died at the age of 66. His family is yet to release a statement confirming the death.
He was a businessman, philanthropist and a goodwill ambassador for United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the Southern African region.