Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi (66) dies

19:27 UPDATE: 

Oliver Mtukudzi dies on exact same date as long-time friend Hugh Masekela - one year apart

As fate would have it, the music veteran died on the same day, exactly one year apart, as celebrated South African trumpeter and his long-time friend, jazz musician Hugh Masekela.

The two music icons were great friends joined together by their love for music. 

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Following is death celebrities have taken to social media to pay tribute the music legend including Flint Bedrock, DJ Fresh, Oskido as well as Minister of Culture, Nathi Mthethwa.

Grammy award-winning group Morgan Heritage tweeted: "He was a giant of a musician & so humble at the same time. We pray the legacy of this great musician lives on forever."

Celebrities around the world say goodbye to Oliver Mtukudzi

17:38 UPDATE:

Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi died on Wednesday.

To remember Tuku's contribution to the music industry DRUM has put together a list of five of his greatest hits.

LISTEN: Remembering Oliver Mtukudzi: 5 of his greatest hits

17:22 UPDATE: 

Speaking to The Juice Oliver's South African booking agent, Kevin Stuart, confirmed the tragic news.

According to Kevin the musician had been hospitalised in early December.

No further details surrounding his death has been made public.

"The family are requesting space during this difficult time and will release an official statement within 24 hours," he said.

Cape Town - According to several reports Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi has died. He was 66.

Zimbabwean publication Masvingo Mirror broke the news on Wednesday.

"Music icon Oliver Mtukudzi has passed on. The Mirror has it on good authority that he died in the last 40 minutes in the ICU at the Avenues Clinic in Harare," the publication tweeted.

According to HealthTime a family member confirmed the tragic news. 

No official statement has been released, and several attempts to reach Ngoma Nehosho and Gallo Records has been unsuccessful.  

This is a developing story. 

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