27 January 2017
BET remembers Lundi Tyamara
South African gospel singer Lundi Tyamara passed away in the early hours of Friday morning after a long battle with stomach TB.
Lundi has been in and out of hospital since December, after being diagnosed with stomach TB and liver complications. His condition worsened on Monday and had to be moved to ICU.
The country rallied behind him in prayer after it was reported that he was critically ill. Political parties, government, churches and fans were praying for the star’s ailing health.
Earlier in the week, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) released a statement calling for South Africans to pray for Lundi, "The EFF calls on the people of South Africa to pray for our gospel star and legend, Lundi Tyamara who is fighting for his life in hospital. We call on all to join in prayer and intercede for his speedy recovery.”
On Thursday, just few hours before Lundi passed away, a prayer session was held at Central Methodist Church in the Johannesburg CBD.
"Lundi put up a gallant fight against his illness, but God's will prevailed. We ask that his fans, supporters and followers join us in celebrating his life. We will always remember him for how he brightened up our days with his God-given talent. Rest in peace Lundi," says Anele Hlazo, his manager and family spokesman.
He died at the age of 38 years while at the Edenvale Hospital in Johannesburg. Messages of condolences have been pouring in on social media.