Thursday, 8 November, would have been music legend Robbie Malinga's 50th birthday. His widow. Ann, penned a beautiful and touching tribute to him to keep his memory alive.
After suffering from an illness, Robert Malinga passed away on 25 December 2017, surrounded by his family.
Thursday, the 8th of November, would have seen Robert - Robbie, as his fans knew him - celebrate his 50th birthday.
His widow, who admittedly misses him dearly, turned to her Instagram account to pay tribute to Robbie.
Her account is private, but News24 reported that her message was beautiful and heartfelt:
Happy Heavenly Birthday to my Guardian Angel in Heaven, my Husband. My heart will always grieve but my tears are more for me less for you. I know Your pain is gone your soul flies free and a big part of you will forever be with us.
Today is filled with memories of happiness and tears of sadness but, the little things that seemed so small are now gold in a memory vault. #RestWell #Foreverlockedinmyheart
Robbie Jnr also paid tribute to his father:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPPSS! You are the biggest inspiration to me as a man . MATTER OF FACT MY ROLE MODEL !! My EVERYTHING . Going through this year without you been so heart aching but I got this , wish we got to spend more time together . Maybe someday we’ll meet again . REST EASY MY KING I LOVE YOU . ❤️
What a beautiful way to remember a man who will always be in this family's hearts.
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