Namibian male artiste of the year Big Ben kandukira has passed away at 38 in the wee hours of Thursday, local media announces.
Big Ben had earlier on complained of stomachache and was waiting to visit the hospital in the morning, family told the media.
The cause of his death is not immediately known as the body has been sent for autopsy.
Kandukira’s music has been described as a true Namibian sound and he has been hailed as Namibia’s top live music performer with a constant presence on stage with his guitar. Kandukira has released six albums to date and one collection of old and unreleased songs from his decade of professional music.