The 66-year-old music superstar, whose career took him to the international stage, has been battling illness for the past month.

Legendary Zimbabwean music superstar, Oliver Mtukudzi, has died.

Mtukudzi’s record label Gallo Record confirmed to Sowetan on Wednesday afternoon.

Head of Marketing Carol Marabe from Gallo Records company confirmed the passing of legendary Mtukudzi.

“We are not ready to give an official statement as we would like to give the family the go ahead before us. We just want to make sure that we respect the family until a spokesperson has been selected.”

With 66 albums to his name, the musician has toured several countries all over the world and has been endorsed by many companies as their brand ambassador. He has been to all five continents of the world, playing in world capitals and at top festivals.

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