Music veteran Ray Phiri has died
Veteran musician Ray Phiri died on Wednesday morning at a Nelspruit hospital at the age of 70 after a two-month battle with lung cancer, his family have confirmed.
Family spokesperson Paul Nkanyane confirmed Phiri's death to TshisaLIVE and said that the star died at around 3:30 am surrounded by family and friends.
The star was hospitalised two weeks ago and his condition became public earlier this week when a close friend started a crowdfunding initiative to help pay for his medical costs.
Tributes have already started to pour in for the Stimela star.