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Hlabangani Mtshali
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4 Dec 2014
9:31 am

Confirmed: Lulu Dikana has passed on

Hlabangani Mtshali

Soul singer Lulu Dikana, older sister of X-Factor judge and musician Zonke Dikana, passed away on Wednesday night.

Debut singer, daughter of Vuyisile Dikana and older sister to Zonke Dikana, Lulu Dikana poses for a portrait on March 8, 2012 in Johannesburg, south Africa while discussing her debut album This is The Life. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Daniel Born)

According to an earlier report by Destiny Man, details surrounding Lulu’s reported death are still unclear.

However, a representative from her label, Sony, confirmed that the singer had passed on.

A statement issued by the label on Thursday, confirmed that Dikana passed away in hospital after a short illness.

Earlier this morning, unconfirmed reports of the singer’s death circulated on Twitter.

The label said it was deeply saddened by the “unexpected and tragic loss” of the songstress.

“Our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends and all her fans who came to know and love her through her music,” Sony said.

Details of the funeral will be made available as soon as arrangements have been finalised.

Dikana, who recently opened for John Legend during the SA leg of his All of Me Tour, was set to perform tomorrow at SkyroomLive’s Urban Sessions but pulled out due to illness.

Her death comes after her older sister passed away in 2013 while her father, Viva Dikana, died in 2009.

Meanwhile, tributes for the late singer continue to pour in on Twitter from celebrities and fans alike:



Unconfirmed reports of Lulu Dikana’s death flood Twitter