The entire country has been rocked by the news of the passing of SA music legend Ray Phiri. The legend passed away after a long battle with lung cancer.
While Phiri was set to perform at the upcoming Rocking The Daisies festival, HuffPost released a moving video of him talking about how his music will live on once he is gone. It certainly will!
— HuffPost SouthAfrica (@HuffPostSA) July 12, 2017
Thousands of South Africans have also taken to social media to express their sadness and say one last farewell to a local hero.
— Nontobeko Sibisi (@Nontobek0Sibisi) July 12, 2017
— Lonwabo Marele (@LobzMarele) July 12, 2017
— eNCA (@eNCA) July 12, 2017
— Dali Mpofu (@AdvDali_Mpofu) July 12, 2017
So heart breaking: oh bra Ray Phiri ??? ? May his soul rest in perfect musical peace! pic.twitter.com/RMo3chJiXR
— IG: @MbuyiseniNdlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) July 12, 2017
— Zama Mvulane (@zmvulane) July 12, 2017
I am saddened by this ,my Mom and I share a LOVE for Stimela & Ray Phiri #RIPRayPhiri
— Ma Khanyile (@ntha36) July 12, 2017
As South Africans, Ray, we thank you. Rest in Peace legend.
— Ulrich J van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) July 12, 2017