The late Christian Longomba [Courtesy]

Christian Longomba, brother to Lovy Longomba is dead.

According to his sister Jessy Jones, Christian, who has been in and out of hospital due to a brain tumor, died on Saturday in Los Angeles, USA.

His brother Lovy also took to social media to mourn his demise saying, “To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord.”

Christian was part of the popular Longombas duet that was behind the songs Vuta Pumz and Dondosa.

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The musician had undergone an operation in May 2015 but had to go through a second one after doctors found blood clots in his brain.

Christian Longomba [Courtesy]

His family had appealed for support towards meeting his medical bill which was almost $20,000 (Ksh 2Million) at the time.

The Longombas became a household name in 2002 and songs like ‘Piga Makofi’ and ‘Shika More’ were all club bangers.

Their debut album Chukua was released in 2005 and in 2006 they were invited to perform at the Channel O Music Video Awards.

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Online, a number of musicians sent their condolence messages and we have sampled a few:

 

Lovy Longomba (L) and Christian Longomba [Facebook]