Reggae music legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, well known as Majek Fashek died in New York on June 1, and his cause of death has been revealed.
The death of the music star was announced by his manager, Umenka Uzoma Day, who said;
“Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker.”
“Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.”
According to The Punch, Majek Fashek died in a hospital in New York on Monday around 5:45pm after a prolonged illness.
He also confirmed the singer died in New York, not in London where he was previously receiving treatment. Uzoma said the doctors advised he should be moved close to his family, which influenced his being moved to New York where his wife and three sons live.
He said Majek was separated from his family for 10 years until last year September when they were reunited on the advice of his doctors that he should be close to his family.
“We moved him from London to New York last September on the advice of the doctors that he should stay close to the family. Majek reunited with his family last year after 10 years of separation. He died in their company, ” Uzoma said.
It has now been revealed that he died after battling with cancer for almost a year, according to Vanguard.
Details of his funeral arrangement will be made available in due time.
Fashek has been plagued by a mysterious illness for years now which affected his music career greatly.
Majek was born in Benin-City, Edo state, and died at the age of 57.
Until his death, he was one of Nigeria’s surviving Reggae music legend, Majek attracted international attention in 1987, with his self-penned tune, ‘Send down the Rain.’
The singer also played a supporting role in the 2000 Nollywood movie ‘Mark of the Beast’.