GOSPEL singer Marvin Kasomo of the trio B3 who was hospitalised in Lusaka’s University Teaching Hospital after a road accident last Friday has died.
Singer Ephraim Mutalange, a close friend of the deceased, confirmed that Kasomo died around 14:00 hours today after being on a life support machine following the accident.
Kasomo hit a parked truck after overtaking another truck near Landless Corner in Chibombo on his way from Kabwe where he had gone to visit his mother on Friday.
Ephraim said Kasomo’s death was sad as he had a lot to offload in the local music industry.
Kasomo and his twin brother Mark emerged on the music scene about six years ago.
Originally from Kabwe, the brothers were best known for their hit song ‘Balika’ before Milton Nkhoma joined them.
On Monday, UTH public relations manager Mwenya Mulenga disclosed that Kasomo was in a critical condition in the intensive care unit.
Mulenga said Kasomo had serious head injuries and was on life support.
According to Kasomo’s family, K28,000 was needed to evacuate the singer to South Africa for specialist treatment.
Kasomo’s death brings the number of musicians who have died this year to four after veteran musician and broadcaster Charles Muyamwa, Jordan Sinkala and Ras Willie.