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Music fraternity mourns the legendary Sammy Kasule

Rest In Peace Sammy Kasule

One of Uganda’s best bass guitarists Sammy Kasule 69, has died. Kasule passed away on Tuesday evening in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His death was confirmed by his family and Afrigo Band.

“It is with deep regret to report the death of our bass guitarist Sammy Kasule,” said Afrigo Band in a statement.

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT.

The Afrigo band announces the death of a former band member, the legendary base guitarist @sammy kasule.
May his soul rest in peace
#youwillforevabemisssed

Posted by The Afrigo BAND on Tuesday, 27 April 2021

 

According to the full statement by Afrigo Band, Sammy had been on his way to Sweden for further treatment when at his stop over at Amsterdam it was assessed that he couldn’t continue with the journey without treatment.

He is most known for his masterpiece songs which include ‘Ekitoobero’, ‘Mvua Ya Amani’, and ‘Ziwuuna’, among others.

READ:Sammy Kasule: The man, music and his six strings

His death has left the music industry in a somber state as some took to social media to eulogise the bass guitar legend.

Musician Bobi Wine posted, “The Ugandan music fraternity has lost yet another legend.

Rest in peace Sammy Kasule, thank you for the legacy you leave behind for the next generation.  Great music, great inspiration,” accompanied by his photo.

The Ugandan music fraternity has lost yet another legend.
Rest in peace Sammy Kasule, thank you for the legacy you leave behind for the next generation. Great music, great inspiration.

Posted by Bobi Wine on Tuesday, 27 April 2021

“It’s a very sad day in performing arts in Uganda. Sammy Kasule has died. May His Soul Rest in Peace,” Edward Sendi posted.

Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga also took time to eulogise Kaule, he wrote, “Nsaasira nnyo omukyala, abaana n’aboluganda lwa Sammy Kasule olw’okufa kwe. Nsaasira nnyo bonna be yayimbako nabo; n’aba Ziwuuna Band mw’abadde. Mikwano gye, naddala mu kisaawe ky’okuyimba, mbasaasidde nnyo. Sammy Kasule abadde n’ekitone eky’enjawulo. Abadde yenyumiririza nnyo mu Bwakabaka. Tusaba Katonda amuwe ekiwummulo eky’emirembe. CPM.”

Nsaasira nnyo omukyala, abaana n’aboluganda lwa Sammy Kasule olw’okufa kwe. Nsaasira nnyo bonna be yayimbako nabo; n’aba…

Posted by Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga on Wednesday, 28 April 2021

“Thank you for the Music Sammy Kasule. May your soul rest with the singing Angel, Mariam Ndagire posted.

Saxophonist Micheal Kitanda also posted, “RIP Sammy Kasule! You’ve been a blessing to Me and my entire generation! You were not only a great musician but a great human. The respect you had for the young musicians was immeasurable. You poured your heart out through your amazing music. The knowledge and advice you shared shall be carried on to the next generations. A TRUE LEGEND #RIPSammykasule.”

RIP Sammy Kasule! You’ve been a blessing to Me and my entire generation! You were not only a great musician but a great…

Posted by Michael Kitanda on Tuesday, 27 April 2021

The actual cause of the death of the singer is yet to be known.

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