Legendary musician Ray Phiri is currently in Nelspruit Hospital facing a fatal illness. The Jazz artist has been reported to be suffering from a lung cancer. Whispers In The Deep hitmaker asked to be left alone in peace to deal with his illness. He said that everything is under control.
Sunday World reports that the condition of the musician was shared by a close friend on social media. When asked for a comment this is what Phiri said “Let me suffer [in peace with my] pain, on my own with my dignity.”
The 70 year old was a founding member of the Cannibals in the 1970s. The genres he specializes in are reggae, jazz, fusion and mbhaqanga. He was born in Mpumalanga to Malawian immigrant worker and South African guitarist nicknamed “Just Now” Phiri.
Phinda Mzala hitmaker’s health is being dealt with, hopefully he will survive.