Legendary Kenyan artiste Christan Longomba -half of Logombas- passed on yesterday morning at 6 pm Kenyan time while receiving treatment at a Los Angeles Hospital.
Riche Longomba, the late's brother through his publicist Shiku Thuku confirmed the news.
“Lovy Longomba was with Christian by his side as he breathed his last.”
"Christian was being treated after having a brain tumor – 5 years ago. He went to the hospital after he developed health complications and was losing a lot of weight.”
These were statements he gave exclusively after taking to social media confirming his death.
"To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord. I love you Christian, My brother, my friend & partner but Jesus loves you more. Enjoy Heaven," Lovy posted on his social media.
Other celebrities who were inspired by their music and grew up listening to his music and even worked with him shared their messages of condolence.
Here are some messages:
Wahu: Shocking and sad to hear of your demise Christian Longomba. A quiet but powerful spirit you were. @prophetlovy. Take heart. May the peace of God prevail over your family during this difficult season. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Daddy Owen: R.I.P Christian Longomba. Ths is just sad😥Ths guy, the late mum and his brother @prophetlovy gave me like most of my nicknames From Papa Fololo and the rest...Oh no....😥😥😥#RIPChristian
Madtraxx: Waaaah. That's sad! Legend!!!
Stella Mwangi: Rest in peace Christian Longomba. 🙏🏾
Telehmani: Lala salama kakangu. #ChristianLongomba
Prezzo: RIP legend Christian Longombas, I still can't believe it but we can't question God. You inspired so many including me. See u at the crossroads 🤲
Mwana FA: Ah man..😢Rest In Peace Christian
From the kiss 100 family is sincere condolence to the family and friends of the late Christina and may he rest in peace.
We will keep you updated on funeral arrangements.