Crown Gospel Music Awards Founding Member Sipho Kaleni Is Dead

A life cut in mid-passage. That phrase best sums up the sudden passing of Crown Gospel Music Awards founding member Sipho Kaleni.

The musicians had reportedly been ill since May and only gave up the ghost after a protracted battle. The exact cause of his death has not been released. But his family has already confirmed he’s no more.

The Crown Gospel Awards, of which Kaleni was a founding member, celebrate artists, groups and producers in the gospel music industry.

He may not have lived very long, but Kaleni had the opportunity of working with some of the key voices and groups in South Africa’s gospel universe, and he made an imprint before he left. Among those he’d worked with include Spirit of Praise, Lebo Sekgobela, Bishop Benjamin Dube, and Mabongi.

The news of Kaleni’s death came as a big surprise to many social media users, most of whom were unaware he’d been ill since May. Now, they are recalling their best memories of him in posts on social media networks, with many noting he would be sorely missed in the gospel world.

Details of Kaleni’s funeral will be pout shortly. We might bring that to you. So follow us right away and keep your eyes peeled for all the details.

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