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Thursday, 21 December 2023 23:17

Eric Moyo's passing leaves void in the Joyous Celebration family.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Award-winning gospel choir Joyous Celebration has shared news of the death of Zimbabwean-born gospel singer Eric Moyo.

Moyo died in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape on Wednesday after a short illness.

In a statement released by Joyous Celebration Family, they said Eric was discovered by another founding member, Lindelani Mkhize, in 2014. 

They said he consistently delivered unforgettable performances until his death. 

"As a tenor singer, Eric brought joy to many through his electric performances and unique songs. A snazzy dresser of note. His stage presence was unmatched," said the statement. 

"His passing will leave a deep void in the Joyous family, and his legacy will live through his music, which touched the lives of many and made significant contributions to the gospel music genre. 

"While we mourn his passing, let's celebrate his life and the impact he had on those around him. Eric may no longer be with us, but his spirit will live on through the beautiful music he created. 

"Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time."  

Joyous Celebration Family further said they're in communication with his family and will share the information regarding his funeral arrangements on their social media platforms as soon as the family makes it available. 

Moyo's death comes as the music industry continues to mourn industry greats Zahara, Afro Brotherz member Robert Mashifane, aka "The General Mohammed", former YFM radio personality Cliff Nhlamulo Hlungwani, popularly known as DJ Mulo and Ndu Maphanga, aka "Nduey Escobar."