Legendary jazz musician Oliver Mtukudzi has passed away aged 66.
The Zimbabwean musician died Wednesday at the Avenues Clinic in Harare after battling illness for over a month.
No statement has been released yet by the family but his record label Gallo Records confirmed to South Africa’s Sowetan the passing of legendary Mtukudzi.
Mtukudzi had 66 albums to his name and his music career took him to five continents and many countries around the world. The Zimbabwean also performed in Malawi on several occasions.
Mtukudzi had died on the first anniversary of the death of his late friend South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela.