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TB Joshua dies aged 57: Tributes pour in for televangelist

Andile Sicetsha - 06.06.2021

TB Joshua was renowned as a healing televangelist. On Saturday evening, he delivered his final sermon before he transitioned.

Temitope Balogun Joshua, known across the continent as TB Joshua, passed away on Saturday evening, exactly a week before his 58th birthday

TB Joshua dies: What’s the cause of death?

News of the Church of All Nations (Scoan) founder’s death spread across social media shortly after his official Twitter account made the announcement on Sunday morning.

In the statement, it was confirmed that Joshua lost his life shortly after he delivered what would be his final sermon at “the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting” held at his Synagogue in Lagos, Nigeria.

“God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for,” the statement read.

At this time, Joshua’s cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Tributes pour in for Nigerian televangelist

Supporters of the proclaimed prophet from all walks of life were shocked by the untimely passing of the 57-year-old. From what we understand, there’d been no indication of Joshua possibly suffering from a terminal illness. Therefore, the question of how he may have passed lingers on in the minds of many.

Alas, Twitter was flooded with tributes sent to the televangelist. The EFF also issued a statement, sending its deepest condolences to Joshua’s family and his followers.

“Millions across the world and in Nigeria particularly, will always remember him for the spiritual and pastoral care he ministered to the nation and the world with vigour and selfless commitment to the Word of God,” the party wrote.

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