Soul Jah Love’s Death Attributed to Diabetes

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By Kinyua Mwangi

Thousands of eulogies have been channeled to the family of 31-year old Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love who died on Tuesday evening.

Soul Jah was a man who attracted love and hate in equal measure. His songs always elicited a divisive debate. He was a man who thrived in musical controversy.

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Nonetheless the news of his death raised more questions than answers. Most of his fans and fellow artistes could not believe that he is no more.

Soul Jah succumbed to diabetes; a condition he has battled since he was seven years old.

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He lived for 24 years with the ailment that took a toll on him sometime in 2016. He failed to appear for shows and released no music which got people thinking that he may have been abusing drugs.

However, he came out publicly and said that he had been ailing from diabetes which is what kept him off shows and recording new music at the time. He said that low blood sugar levels made it impossible for him to put up a show.

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“When I fail to pitch up to a show, it’s usually because my blood sugar levels will be very low. I can’t even give that as a reason because people just say I was high on drugs, which isn’t the case,” he said during a past interview.

He was married to a fellow artiste Bounty Lisa. His marriage also made headlines as it was on and off.

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