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Tshepo Tshola dies: Here’s what we know

Andile Sicetsha - 15.07.2021

Legendary musician Tshepo Tshola has passed away after committing more than 40 years to the jazz genre.

A wave of grief has spread across Africa’s jazz fraternity after news of Tshepo Tshola’s death was confirmed.

Tshepo Tshola dies: What’s the cause of death?

While very few details have surfaced from Tshola’s family, it is believed that the musician lost his life days after he was admitted to a hospital in Lesotho for complications related to COVID-19.

The 68-year-old is survived by his two sons Kamogelo (37) and Katlego (30).

Tshola’s family and music label Killer Joe Records have yet to issue a statement on the musician’s passing.

South Africa pays tribute to fallen legend

Tshola’s music career has spanned over 40 years and in that period, his albums have become the soundtrack to millions of lives in Africa and abroad.

Following confirmation of his passing, Tshola’s peers and fans took to social media to pay tribute to the music legend. These were some of the reactions we picked out: