Gospel star Lundi Tyamara dies at 38

Gospel star Lundi Tyamara dies at 38

Popular gospel singer Lundi Tyamara has died at the age of 38. The star was battling stomach, TB and liver complications and was admitted to ICU earlier this week. 

Lundi Tyamara

According to music producer, Tshepo Nzimande, who recorded Tyamara's first album, he passed away in a hospital in Edenvale during the early hours of this morning.


A prayer service was held for Tyamara last night.


"I can confirm that he passed away in hospital," Nzimande told Jacaranda FM News.


Nzimande remembered Tyamara as a professional who used his talent to inspire others.


"He was a killer on stage and you could give him any song, and he'll make it a hit," Nzimande says.



In a career spanning 13 years, Lundi Tyamara became a national gospel superstar and an important figure in the world of music.


He sold over 3.7 million albums and became the centre of attention everywhere he went.

His career wasn't without controversy.


According to the website, Zuz'muzi Music, Tyamara started appearing in papers for all the wrong reasons.


"He dedicated his life to alcohol and drugs, but little did he know nor realize then that he was killing himself and his career," the website states.


After years of erratic behaviour he was given a second chance when he joined Zuz'muzi Music, reuniting him with the man who discovered him, Tshepo Nzimande. 


No funeral arrangement have been confirmed yet.

Show's Stories