Chimurenga music Thomas Mapfumo’s handlers have announced on social media that one of the longest serving members of his Blacks Unlimited Band, percussionist Lancelot Mapfumo, has died.
He was 68.
A young brother to Thomas, his family described Lancelot as a great loss to the arts industry.
“We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved icon Lancelot Mapfumo,” read a statement on social media.
“He was younger brother to the great Thomas Mapfumo. He played several instruments, including congas and keyboards.
“He was a dedicated family man. Rest in peace baba vedu. Our icon.”
Details of the funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.