Award-winning gospel singing Deborah Fraser dies at the age of 56 after a short illness after a short illness at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic hospital.
A few months ago, a picture of the legend in a wheelchair caused a very emotional moment for her fans and on Sunday 15 May 2022 it was confirmed that the legend is no more. She has been admitted at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in the afternoon.
The her death has been confirmed by a close friend of hers who been with her in her sick bed. Cultural and creative industries president confirmed the news during his interview with SowetanLive that Fraser has left this world.
“Debra has died, her body is being moved as we speak to the mortuary of the hospital.” Sowetan wrote.
The 56-year-old had been critically ill for the past seven days, and she has been struggling with diabetes for years. Late February this year, she spent weeks at the hospital but did survive the diabetic attack, which left her wheelchair bond. The friend also added that Fraser suffered from night blindness or dizziness.
The veteran singer was born in 1956, June 9 and started her music career as a backup singer in 1985 and later released her hit maker song Abanye bayombona in 2000. She won the SABC Crown Gospel Music Award in the category of the best female artist.
Mbewana describe the legend as a person who had plans to sprout out her journey as a female musical to the youth, but it is unfortunate that she could not live to tell her story.
“After she came out of hospital early in April, Salapha Wellness Programme organised a psychologist for her, and she told me that she wanted to go with me to those sessions. She wanted to get better so that she can start working. But things got worse last week when she suffered a stroke. I am hurt because she wanted to share her experience as a woman in the music industry with young artists.”
The legend started her music career as a backup singer in 1985 and later released her hit maker song Abanye bayombona in 2000. She won the SABC Crown Gospel Music Award in the category of the best female artist.
The death of the legend caused a buzz on social median as people poured their condolences to her family and friends, at this point no communication from the family about her burial.