Cape Town – South African legendary gospel singer Deborah Fraser has died.
She was aged 56.
Fraser died on Sunday after a short illness.
The Fraser family confirmed the news via a statement published on the singer’s official Facebook page.
According to The Citizen, Fraser was known for her bestselling albums such as Giloria, Isililo, Umsamaria, Udlalile Ngabantu, to name just a few.
She suffered a stroke earlier last week. She had also been battling diabetes which put her in a wheelchair in February, the report said.
The news of her passing took many South Africans by surprise.
Condolences from fans poured in on social media.
Take a look at some of the Twitter tributes below:
Rest in Perfect Peace Ausi Deborah Fraser.
Your music lives on 🕊🕯 pic.twitter.com/bXnWB6zndl
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) May 15, 2022
We have just learned with utmost grief and sadness that legendary gospel singer, Ausie Deborah Fraser has passed away. Her death has robbed us of a counsellor of our troubled souls and healer of our broken hearts. May her soul rest in eternal peace 💔 #RIPDeborahFraser pic.twitter.com/rX3LZyYZKh
— Zama Mvulane (@_ZamaMvulane) May 15, 2022
— Nhanhi🍀 (@dizitayriana) May 15, 2022
— Nomzamo ❤️💋 (@KhanyisileMana3) May 15, 2022
Picture: Facebook/ Dr Deborah Fraser
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo