BLANTYRE ( Arkangelo Tembo, Mana) — Gospel icon Grace Chinga died suddenly on Wednesday at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The renowned gospel artist proudly labelled as Malawi’s Rebecca Malope was pronounced dead upon arrival at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.
Pastor Chris Suya husband to Thoko Suya, confirmed her death saying he took Grace to the hospital late Wednesday night after complaining of a headache.
“1 hour 30 minutes ago, I got a call that Grace Chinga is sick. Thoko (the wife and gospel songstress) and I rushed to pick her to the Hospital (QECH) and upon arrival at the Hospital Grace Chinga is pronounced dead. I feel so heavy in my spirit right now,” wrote on Facebook Pastor Chris Suya.
He added: “Musicians and other good people who live around Qech please you may rush to join me here. Am just with my wife and Grace’s mother here.”
Meanwhile, tributes pour in for the departed award winning songstress as fellow musicians have expressed shock following the news.