Legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi passes away

Oliver Mtukudzi (Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images/GettyImages)

Oliver Mtukudzi (Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images/GettyImages)

Oliver Mtukudzi, passed away on Wednesday. He was 66 years old.

His death was confirmed to the Mail & Guardian by his publicists. The family is set to release a statement later on Wednesday.

Affectionately known as Tuku, Mtukudzi was just 23 when he started recording music.
Since then, along with his band The Black Spirits, he has produced more than 60 albums. His unique style, drawing on a variety of influences, is known as Tuku Music.

The multi-award winning artist also contributed to the development of the next generation of Zimbabwean musicians, from the Pakare Paye Arts Centre that he built in Norton, a town near Harare.

More details to follow.

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