Last Updated on December 20, 2023, 3:46 pm
In sad news, Zimbabwean gospel singer Eric Moyo, aged 41, passed away after suffering a stroke on stage during a recent performance in South Africa.
A member of Joyous Celebration, Moyo first gained fame by winning Idols East Africa in 2007. He was admitted to a hospital in Port Elizabeth where he reportedly died over the last few days. Reports say he collapsed during a performance due to a stroke.
Eric rose to prominence in 2006 on Zimbabwe’s A-Academy talent show, finishing in the top 3. Just a year later, he clinched the top prize in the first edition of Idols East Africa, beating Nicolette Kiiga of Kenya. His victory came with a US$80,000 cash prize and a recording contract with Sony BMG. In 2014, he joined Joyous Celebration after being scouted for several years by co-founder Lindelani Mkhize.
The gospel music community is mourning the tragic loss of Eric Moyo, who succumbed to a brain bleed after collapsing on stage during a performance with Joyous Celebration on December 14. Medical personnel rushed to the scene, but despite efforts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The cause of his sudden collapse is under investigation.
Eric Moyo was celebrated for his soul-stirring performances and contributions to gospel music. The news of his untimely death has deeply affected fans, with condolences pouring in on social media. Joyous Celebration released a statement expressing deep sorrow, and the entire music community is grappling with the profound impact of Moyo’s departure.
Tributes highlight the significant influence he had on the gospel music landscape. As the investigation unfolds, the music world remains united in mourning the loss of this gifted and cherished performer.
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