Gospel star Israel Linda Mosehla has died at the age of 50, his wife Millicent Mosehla confirmed to TshisaLIVE on Monday morning.
Details about the star’s death have yet to be released.
“Yes, Israel has been passed on,” Millicent said, adding that a family spokesman would be appointed to share more details.
The Soweto-born gospel artist came from a family of worshipers, as both his parents were pastors and musicians. The family released three albums with Gallo in the 1980s.
Israel, along with his brother Isaiah Mosehla and two friends – Bongani Matsobane and Jabu Nkabinde formed a dynamic gospel group called G. Effect, before embarking on a successful solo career in gospel music and ministry.
Gospel stars such as Lebo Sekgobela and Bucy Radebe, as well as radio personality Twasa, joined hundreds of other fans to express their sympathy on various social media platforms.
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