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Majek Fashek Died Of Cancer-Associate



Majek Fashek died of cancer, an associate of the legendary musician has revealed.
The associate who didn’t want his name mentioned said the musician died of cancer, adding that his age is open to debate.
The nature of the sickness which led to the death of the musician has been shrouded in secrecy with his manager hardly giving out information.
“Majek’s ailment is a culmination of so many things. Back in Nigeria, we went from hospital to hospital; St Nicholas even supported us at some point, ” Uzoma Omenka Day was quoted to have said in an earlier interview before the singer died.
“The Rainmaker” as the musician is popularly known passed on in the early hours of Tuesday, June 2.
His death was confirmed by his longtime manager, Uzoma Day, having been announced by Joy Tongo, the erstwhile manager of Dancehall artiste, Cynthia Morgan.
 Tongo, announced Majek Fashek’s death on her Instagram page with the handle @joytongo.
She wrote: “Legendary musician, Mr. Majek Fashek, my uncle passed on today in New York City.”
Confirming Majek Fashek’s death, his manager is quoted as saying: “What you heard is true, I will speak better later in the morning.”
Uzoma Day subsequently confirmed the incident on Majek Fashek’s official Instagram page, writing: “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 legendary icon has gone to be with the Lord his maker.
“Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family. Whatever decisions made by his immediate family the public will be notified”
Majek Fashek is known for a lot of sold-out albums. However, he is best known for the 1988 album ‘Prisoner of Conscience’, which included the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain”.
He worked with various A-list artistes including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, and many others.
At the dusk of his music career, Majek Fashek was trailed by tales of drug addiction and alcoholism.
Prior to his death, there were speculations of the singer’s demise.
Having been seriously sick, he was flown abroad and subsequently hospitalised at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, England where he was treated and subsequently discharged.
He eventually moved to America where he lived with his son, Randy before his eventual death.
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