Gone too soon! Gospel fraternity mourns Roseline Damian’s death
The gospel music community is mourning the untimely demise of renowned singer Roseline Akinyi alias Roseline Damian.
The talented artist, known for her captivating Luo and Swahili hit songs, including ‘Ruoth in’gama nade,’ ‘Simba Muomo,’ ‘Wuon Osimbo,’ ‘Nipende Yesu,’ and ‘Tukuza Bwana,’ passed away at the age of 39.
Roseline Damian had been courageously battling against cancer.
Her struggle was not unknown to the gospel fraternity, and in June, a compassionate fundraiser group rallied together to raise funds for her medical expenses.
A heartfelt message shared on a fundraising WhatsApp group called on people to support the singer during her trying times.
The post stated: “Praise God, great women and men of God. We are taking this opportunity to thank everyone for accepting to be here to stand with our dear sister, Roseline Damian, who is in the hospital right now. It’s been confirmed that she is suffering from breast cancer, brain tumor, and leukemia…we all know Roseline, and she has been a blessing to most of us.
Now, it’s our turn to show her our love by supporting her financially and spiritually…Money and blood are needed, so we still need more donors to donate blood…The amount needed for now is 700k. Let’s stand with our own, sacrifice any amount for this noble cause.”
Tragically, despite the community’s collective efforts to assist her, Roseline succumbed to her illnesses, leaving behind her grieving husband and a five-year-old son.
Her family, friends, and fans deeply felt the loss of this talented artist.
Roseline’s music touched the hearts of millions and brought solace and inspiration to those who listened to her soul-stirring gospel melodies.
Prominent gospel singers and musicians have expressed their condolences, mourning the industry’s loss of a true luminary.
Papa Tomaso, a well-known figure in the gospel fraternity, conveyed his sympathy from Tanzania, saying, “My deepest condolences to the family. I am in Tanzania, and we stand united in times of sorrow; unity is strength.”
Roseline Damian’s departure has created a void in the gospel music world, but her legacy will continue to live on through her timeless songs and the impact she made on the lives of many.
May she rest in peace.