Legendary soukous star Aurlus Mabele has died.
The world is mourning the death of a Congolese music legend who passed on March 19 in Paris.
The Afro-Pop star was aged 67 and has been battling a throat tumor for about 15 years. He also suffered after a stroke in 2005.
He was one of the first Paris-based soukous stars and set the standard with several LPs in the 80s.
The news of his death was announced by his nephew, Robert Brazza on his Facebook page. He posted the news on Thursday evening.
Brazza mourned the musician who thrilled fans in and out of Africa with his hit tunes
“My sadness is great tonight but my gratitude is more. You were the pace, you were a joy, you were the kindness. Forever. Go in peace Aurlus Mabelle. I know auntie Nzambi has already welcomed you in her great mercy,” he added.
Mabele is known for hits such as Embargo, Liste Rouge and many others.
May his soul rest in peace.