Times Live is reporting that South African soul singer Lulu Dikana has died after a short illness. The songstress, who recently accompanied Grammy award-winning singer John Legend on his “All of Me” tour passed away after a short stay at a local hospital. A cause of death has not been released but the Dikana family released the following statement:
“It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected and tragic loss of soul songstress Lulu Dikana who passed away last night after a short illness while being treated in hospital.
Our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends and all of her fans who came to know and love her through her music. Funeral details will be made available as soon as they have been finalized.”
Mail & Guardian wrote:
“She released her debut album in 2008, titled My Diary, My Thoughts, with hit singles Real Love and Life and Death. In 2011 she released a follow-up album, This is the Life, which earned her three Metro FM Music Awards nominations in 2013, and two SAMA nominations for Best R&B/ Soul/ Reggae album and Female Artist of the Year.””
Dikana is the sister of singer and X Factor SA judge Zonke Dikana.
She was 35.
Read more at Times Live.