Disco legendary artist Patricia Majalisa of Dalom music stable has died today. Confirming her death, manager Oska Tee says the hitmaker of songs including Themba Lami passed away in a South African hospital with the cause of death yet to be made public.
Namibian award-winning artist Elemotho says the news of Patricia came as a shock to him, recalling his childhood which comprised of listening to her music. According to him, she defined a certain style of contemporary pop music for many female artists.
” Patricia the great has come to Namibia many times with the Dalom Kids. I remember listening to her music when I was young and at the farm. She was the queen of township jive Mapanzula. She had a certain way of approaching music and that for that she will be missed greatly. Much love to her and may she rest in peace,” he said.
Erna Chimu says the South African music industry has lost a great and irreplaceable treasure with Patricia Majalisa’s untimely death.
” Her music was lovely. This is a great loss for the South African industry and her Namibian fans. She was a great artist, ” she said.
Gazza says growing up he heard her name and music and that no death is good.
” My heartfelt condolences to the whole industry that has lost an icon. Any death in general and in the industry is nothing good whether it’s for the fans, family and friends, ” he said.
Information on the memorial and burial of Patricia Majalisa are yet to be announced.