Celeb Twitter Round-Up: Twitter Mourns Loss of Gloria Bosman
Mzansi’s music industry has received yet another blow this year following the death of legendary jazz singer and composer Gloria Bosman, aged 50.
On Tuesday, 14 March, entertainment blogger Phil Mphela tweeted out that Bosman – whose hits include “Too Much Heaven”, “We Stand Together” and “Amaqwati” – had passed away that same day:
Bosman’s family confirmed her death in a statement: “After a short illness, she transcended peacefully at her home, surrounded by family. Gloria had devoted her life, not just to her family, but to her music. She was loved and adored by many here in South Africa and beyond its borders. Her fans were part of her large and extended family that she always put her best stage performances for.”
The details of her memorial and burial services will be released “in due course.”
Many of her fans took to Twitter to commiserate and share their condolences, while also anguishing over the death of another musical talent this year (rappers AKA and Costa Titch lost their lives in February and March, respectively):
Public figures such as musician Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and advocate Thuli Madonsela also paid tribute to Bosman:
Rest in peace, power and happiness, Miss Gloria Blosman!
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