Sam Mtukudzi dies in car crash

2010-03-15 11:21

It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that Sheer Sound reports the tragic loss of yet another incredibly talented young musician.

Sam Mtukudzi (21), son of the legendary Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, passed away in the early hours of this morning after a fatal car crash, in which no other vehicles were involved.

Both Sam and his sound engineer, Owen Chimhare, died at the scene of the accident. They were apparently the only occupants of the vehicle.

This happened near the Pamuzinda Highway Escape, whilst travelling back from an event in Bulawayo on route to Harare, Zimbabwe. It appears that the vehicle in which they were travelling completely lost control and veered off the road.

Our deepest sympathies, commiserations and prayers are with the Mtukudzi and Chimhare families, as well as Sam and Owen’s many friends and fans, at this incredibly difficult time.

The loss of one so talented, and so young, is never easy to comprehend, understand or bear.

You will be sorely missed by many.

- Sheer Sounds

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