Award-winning Zimbabwean comedian, Clive Chigubu has died.
He was 31.
The talented comedian has been battling with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, which had left him bedridden and struggling to talk.
His uncle, Prince Mboweni, said Chigubu passed on around 5 am on Wednesday morning.
“He died around 5 am. It’s a sad moment for our family.”
His fans took to social media to offer their condolences.
Fellow comedian, Ntandoyenkosi Moyo, who worked with Chigubu under the Mahlekisa Comedy Club said he was devastated by his friend’s passing.
“It can’t and why. Who will fill your shoes? I’m lost for words I’m lost for feelings kamama (sic),” wrote Moyo.
Carl Joshua Ncube, who also shared many stages with Chigubu, said the country had lost one of its best comedians.
“Go well young man, it was just too soon… A stand-up comedian since you were a child. RIP to Clive Chigubhu we have lost the best of us!”
In 2015 Chigubu received the Outstanding Comedian award at the National Arts Merit Awards.