- De'Mathew was pronounced dead after being rushed Thika Nursing Home
- His car is said to have rammed into a lorry on his way from a fundraiser
- The body has since been transferred to Kenyatta University Funeral Home
Iconic Kikuyu benga musician John Ng'ang'a, fondly known by his stage name as John De'Mathew has passed on.
De'Mathew died after being involved in a tragic road accident at Blue Post hotel along Thika super highway on Sunday evening, August 18.
According to Thika Base Commander, Elenah Wamuyu, the musician's car rammed into a lorry on his way from a fundraiser in support of a fellow musician.
He was however pronounced dead shortly after being rushed to Thika Nursing Home for treatment.
Tributes have since been pouring in for the Twambe turihe thiri hit-maker, with fans taking to social media to mourn him.
"A road accident has taken the life of the best musician of our time,John De'Mathhew," Nairobi governor Mike Sonko posted on Facebook.
On his part, Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria mourned him as "a friend, brother and comrade."
"John was not an artist. I have always referred to him as a modern Kikuyu prophet," he divulged on Facebook.
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