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LISTEN: Kenyan musical legend dies

18 July 2016, 15:00 Eugene Odanga

Nairobi - Late last week, news broke of the death of a little known but legendary Kenyan Funk musician based in Sweden called James Gicho.

The late Gicho was famously known for his track Smooth Operator as well as some recent collaborative efforts with Funkstar De Luxe and other artists. His voice brought life to many funk tunes, due to its husky nature, something almost vital to today’s funk music.

The star, who passed only six days before his birthday, suffering a stroke which may have been caused by complications to a liver transplant he had gotten a few months before.

His brother mourned his passing on social media, revealing that James had wanted to be an organ donor as well as to be cremated when he passed on, something they were intending to respect.

He wrote “6 days to his 48th, James Gicho took his final bow early this morning. As the Lord's Prayer states, "... Thy will be done...", and thou we, as man is wont to, proposed otherwise, God disposed as He deemed fit!” He went on to say “Having been an organ recipient, my brother had expressed a desire to be an organ donor himself, which as a family we'll respect.

" He'd further stated he'd like to be cremated, which we'll also respect. So 15 weeks and a day after Mum's demise, Jimmy joins her. RIP St James!”

Listen to some of his work below.

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