In Summary
  • The performer, whose popular hits like Muzina, Maze and Sorozo rocked millions of fans in Africa, was a celebrated musician
  • He launched his career in Kinshasa in 1959 both as a composer, signer and dancer, in Joseph Kabasele’s African Jazz Band

Veteran Congolese musician Pascal Tabu Ley Rochereau has died in a Belgium hospital.

His former band manager, Mr Mekansi Modero, who is now based in US said a close member of the musician's family called him confirming the death.

Nyboma Mwandido, a fellow musician who lives in Paris also confirmed the death of the veteran crooner, which occurred on Saturday at 8 am in Brussels, Belgium.

Tabu Ley has been critically ill in the Belgium hospital where he was undergoing treatment for a stroke he suffered in 2008. The stroke left him confined to a wheelchair.

The performer, whose popular hits like Muzina, Maze and Sorozo rocked millions of fans in Africa, was a celebrated musician, whose songs continue to enjoy airplay years after they were released.

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