Avante Gospel Group Founder, Linda Gcwensa Has Passed Away

Linda Gcwensa Death

Who Is Linda Gcwensa?, Bio, WikiInformation reaching our news desk has it that the founder of the gospel music group Avante, Linda Gcwensa has died. Linda Gcwensa died at the age 47.

According to Sabc News, The goespel singer and songwriter from KwaMashu, north of Durban, has been battling with the sickness for years and was admitted to hospital last week.

Avante came to limelight of the gospel sphere in 1993 by Mbongeni Ngema. Their debut album Yek’ iJerusalema reached gold status and their 2003 release ‘Qina’ went platinum.

What Killed Linda Gcwensa? What Happened

“He was sick. As I think you know he’s been sick for years. He has been in and out of the hospital and he was getting better, you know. He had a problem with his kidneys. He died in hospital in the early hours of this (Sunday) morning around about 1:30 am. Even though the family will still confirm they said they will bury him at their farm, that’s a rural area at Mzembe that closer to Port Shepstone and then on Thursday there is a memorial service at ECC church, Ethekwini Community Church,” says Avante Manager, Sindisiwe Cele.

The remaining members of the group, Lucky Cele and James Langa are taking the death of Gcwensa very badly. This comes after two other members of the group passed away a few years ago.

Bongani Ngcobo and Sphiwe Khanyile passed away in 2004 and 2011 respectively.

 

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