April 20, 2018: The day Tanzanian entertainment industry was plunged into mourning, when video queen Agnes Masogange was pronounced dead. April 20 was the day when popular Swedish electronic music DJ Avicii was also announced dead.
The two celebrities were born on same date – September 8, 1989 – and they died on the same date; both aged 28.
DJ Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, died Friday afternoon in Oman, according to a statement from his rep.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”
He had retired from live performing in 2016, citing health reasons. He had suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.
Ms Masogange, on the other hand, succumbed to pneumonia and low blood pressure at the Mama Ngoma Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at 4pm Friday.
Confirming news about Ms Masogange’s death, Dr. Kihama Ngoma said the video vixen had been admitted to the health facility for four days.
Tanzania’s Global Publishers reported that hundreds of Dar es Salaam residents made their way to Mama Ngoma Hospital, when news about Ms Masogange’s death broke Friday evening.
Her body was moved to Muhimbili National Hospital.
Funeral plans are underway.
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