The award-winning muso has been in a Johannesburg hospital for close to a month and didn’t even enjoy the festive season.
“He has not been looking well at all but we are praying that he now rests in peace. He has been suffering from abdominal tuberculosis, chest pains and he has had a liver problem for a while,” the first source, who visited him recently in hospital, said.
He apparently spent his birthday (16 December), Christmas and New Year in hospital, and has been there “fighting for his life” until he met his death.
A second source says Lundi, who has been dubbed the “prince of gospel” and the “prodigal son of gospel”, has also been experiencing breathing problems prior to his death.
“I knew he would not survive for another few days after being released from hospital. It is important that people, especially artists, start taking a good care of themselves and their health. Let’s all pray for his soul now as he has gone to meet his creator, it’s so sad that we’ve lost him given the fact that we lost another gospel star ‘Sfiso Ncwane’ last year in December,” the source, who is a close friend of Lundi’s said.
Lundi’s manager, Anele Hlazo, could not be reached for comment. However, it’s rumoured he had already dumped his duties managing the late Lundi’s career two months ago.
Lundi started his solo career in 1998 and he is known for many gospel hits such as Mphefumlo Wami, Mvuleleni Angene, Mniku’dumo, Khuluma Nabo and Inkosi’ Iyayazi.
May his soul rest in peace.