- Charley Pride, country music legend, passed away on Saturday, 12 December at age 86
- A representative for the singer announced that he had succumbed to complications after contracting Covid-19
- The trailblazing artist was mourned on social media and even famous faces came out to send condolences and share grief
The legendary country music star Charley Pride passed away on Saturday, 12 December at the age of 86.
In a statement released by the singer's representative, it was confirmed that Pride died due to complications after having contracted Covid-19.
The trailblazing icon rose to fame through professional baseball and then built a music career that saw him featured on more than 50 Top 10 country hits and became the first black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Pride's fellow country music legend Dolly Parton paid tribute to him on Twitter and called him one of her "dearest and oldest friends." Other well-known names like Dwayne Johnson and Blake Shelton mourned the loss of Pride's talent and indomitable spirit. Dolly added in her tweet:
"It's even worse to know that he passed away from COVID-19," Parton wrote. "What a horrible, horrible virus. Charley, we will always love you."
CNN also reported that Pride is survived by his wife, Ebby Rozene Cohran Pride, their three children, five grandchildren, and two grandchildren.
In happier, more local news, YEN.com.gh previously reported on Pearl Thusi putting her own spin on the #DuduzaneChallenge and her fans absolutely loving it.
Pearl Thusi took to social media to share her version of the popular internet trend, the #DuduzaneChallenge.
The actress posted a video of her take on the internet sensation to her Instagram account where she could be seen in her garden wearing a full camouflage-detailed outfit.
Pearl also added a hashtag that made her give the challenge her own special twist as she added in her caption that she did the "Land Edition".
In other news about Mzansi celebs on the internet, YEN.com.gh also reported on Buhle Samuels breaking the internet with her #JohnVuliGate challenge.
Buhle Samuels landed herself on the Twitter trending list on Thursday after posting footage of herself slow-twerking and winding her waist to the John Vuli Gate song.
The Kings of Joburg actress showed off her smooth moves and tweeps gathered to comment on the footage and how stunning she looked in it. Buhle added her version of the viral #JohnVuliGate challenge, which has seen Mzansi and other celebrities moving their bodies to the song and posting it to their social media accounts.
Buhle posted the video to her Instagram stories but tweeps were so enamoured by it that they screen-recorded her moves and saved it to re-post to their own Twitter accounts.
One user posted the recording and got over 5 000 likes with more than 600 people taking to the comments to admire Buhle's figure and compliment her moves.
Buhle had tweeps wanting to be her and wanting to be with her as they expressed how fresh she was looking in her #JohnVuliGate. She was wearing a form-fitting dress and heels in the video, which only served to impress the fans more.