He was never one to update his status but always ready to chat with any of the fans.
So as news filtered that the promising musician was no more most of his network friends besieged the page to console each other and express their sympathy with the Mtukudzi family.
Google search engine returned 32 100 pages when one typed in “Sam Mtukudzi’s death.”
That is how much impact his death in a car crash last Monday morning had on the cyber world.
His Facebook page has been active ever since his death. In fact at no point has it ever had so many comments.
Below are some of the comments:
Rumbidzai Joe: “May your humble soul rest in eternal peace. . . I wish you could see wherever you are how much the people loved and still love you. “You left a big mark Sam. . . I will forever miss you sahwira-samanyanga.”
Jazz artist, Max Wild with whom he worked in the US and locally said: “Sam I can’t believe it, you will always be missed. You are one of the greatest musicians I have known. My heart feels for the Mtukudzi family.”
Brian Bolo Mambo, who played with Sam in the Prince Edward jazz festival said: “Sam I will miss you my brother. “The good times at PE to clowning around at your gigs, you smuggling us into your Bhali’s gigs, the all night practices at the studio (gosh), the tours to Swaziland and South Africa, we will miss that. You have gone to early bra, we were going to be big.”
Israel Sebenzo added: “Rest in Peace inspirational brother you are greatly missed.” And Ivy Muenda had this to say: “Rest in Peace Sam may God strengthen your family.”