Confirmed: Sfiso Ncwane has died

Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane has passed away

The death of the award-winning gospel artist was confirmed to DESTINY by a close family member.

Details at this point are unclear, however gospel artist Sipho Makhabane said a statement will follow shortly.

Ncwane (37) came on to the music scene and stole the hearts of South Africans with his debut album Baba Ngiyavuma. He was also the first gospel musician to perform on SABC 1’s youth party show Live AMP, proving that his music transcended genre and spoke to all people.

Ncwane has won several music awards, most notably the 2013 South African Music Award for record of the year.

Ncwane also had his own record label, Sfiso Ncwane Productions.

He recently celebrated his ninth wedding anniversary with his wife, Ayanda.

Earlier this year, the gospel star revealed that he fell into depression following the backlash he received for buying his spiritual father an expensive car. He said that he felt suicidal at the time.

“My life was a mess as I took flak from people concerning the car that I bought my spiritual father and also about the issue of my mother having no food,” Ncwane told Move! 

“I tried to remain strong and deal with the situation, however my life was difficult. I couldn’t take it anymore and I ended up being depressed… I wanted to die and I didn’t care how I would end my life,” he further said