Jazz musician Oliver Mtukudzi has passed away, according to multiple news sources in Zimbabwe. 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”.
His record label, Gallo Record Company, has also confirmed his passing.
The 66-year-old musician, nicknamed Tuku, had been struggling with his health for over a month.
No statement has been released yet by the family and the cause of Mtukudzi’s death is not yet known.
Tributes immediately began pouring in on social media.
He released 58 albums.