Christian Longomba is dead

Musician Christian Longomba of the famous duo ‘The Longombas’ has died his family confirms.

In May 2015, Christian was diagnosed with a brain tumour and he went into surgery to have it removed.

The surgery was successful but he had to go under the knife again after doctors discovered blood clots in his brain.

He also went through six weeks of radiation therapy to completely rid him of the tumor.

Christian’s family and friends started a campaign to help raise USD20,000 (Sh2 million) to cater for his treatment in the US.

One of the posters about Christian Longomba’s health that did rounds in 2015.

He died on Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, United States of America with his twin brother Lovy at his bedside.

“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I love you Christian, my brother, my friend and partner, but Jesus loves you more. Enjoy heaven,” Lovy wrote on Facebook.

 Lovy Longomba mourns his brother. [Courtesy, Facebook]

The Longombas rose to fame in 2002 and had hit songs like ‘Piga Makofi’, ‘Vuta Pumz’ and ‘Shika More’.

Artists took to social media to condole with the family.

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