Gospel icon Israel Mosehla passes away, tributes pour in as SA mourns

Gospel icon Israel Mosehla passes away, tributes pour in as SA mourns

- Gospel star Israel Linda Mosehla has died at the age of 50 years old

- His wife Millicent Mosehla confirmed his death to a South African publication

- Tributes have been pouring in for the gospel legend as #RIPIsraelMosehla trends on Twitter

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Gospel icon Israel Linda Mosehla has died. His wife Millicent Mosehla confirmed his death on Monday morning. Tributes have been pouring in online for the gospel legend after the news of his death hit social media.

The Soweto-born singer was just 50 years old at the time of his death. Reports say both of Israel's parents were preachers and musicians which is how he ended up in the gospel world. Israel was also part of a gospel group before he went on his own.

Details surrounding his death have not yet been made public.

Gospel icon Israel Mosehla passes away

Gospel icon Israel Mosehla has passed away. Image: Real Israel Mosehla
Source: Facebook

According to TimesLive, Israel's wife stated that a family spokesperson would provide more details about his death. The Citizen reported that Israel is known for his hit songs Alpha and Omega, Father We Adore You and Ke Utlwa Lerato.

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Briefly.co.za took to Twitter where #RIPIsraelMosehla is trending to see what some SAns had to say about the gospel star. Below are just a few of the tweets under the hashtag with many Saffas mourning the loss of a legend:

@Twasagirl said:

"You sang at my dad's funeral two years ago. My heart is aching as I hear of your passing. My heart is heavy. I need grace just to get through the show today. Oh Modimo, bona bana ba hae le mofumahadi. @IsraelMosehla... #monatebreakfastshow #RIPIsraelMosehla."

@Emmanuel_Moraba wrote:

"My heartfelt condolences to the family of Israel Mosehla. May God give them the strength to bear this immense loss and may his soul rest in peace. #RipIsraelMosehla."

@billysigudla1 tweeted

"What a loss. The kingdom of the light here on earth land of the living has lost one mighty warrior, Pastor Israel Mosehla. Condolences to friends and family. #RIPIsraelMosehla"

@IamCatchvibe added:

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"Life is short, too many blows, the champ is gone #RIPIsraelMosehla. A true worshipper. Thank you for blessing us with your music. The sing-along, the energy you put on stage, the jokes, entertaining us on stage. Heaven has welcomed you."

Briefly.co.za previously reported on the death of former ambassador to Uganda and veteran journalist Jon Qwelane. Gwelane has passed away at the age of 68 in hospital. The journalist had an exceptional career.

He was a talk show host for 702 and a founding member of the Writers' Association of South Africa, according to The Citizen. Tributes have poured in for the veteran journalist as South Africa mourns his loss.

@MathethaM wrote:

"Ntate Jon Qwelane made the airwaves come alive... Yet to get an equivalent replacement on radio #JonQwelane."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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