The musician passed away in Johannesburg's Edenvale hospital on Friday (27Jan17) after suffering complications from abdominal tuberculosis.

In a statement confirming the singer's death, Anele Hlazo, a spokesperson for Tyamara's family said, "We ask that his fans, supporters and followers join us in celebrating his life. We will always remember him for how he brightened up our days with his God-given talent. Rest in peace, Lundi."

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma paid tribute to the star in his own statement, saying, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of a talented artist at such a young age. This is yet another huge loss for the country in a short space of time."

South Africans were already mourning the loss of jazz star Thandi Klaasen, who died aged 86 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer earlier this month (Jan17).