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RIP! Sipangwingwi’s hit producer Byron Papi’s cause of death revealed

By Elizabeth Ngigi September 20th, 2023 2 min read

The family of the late Gengetone music producer and artist Byron Papi, whose real name is Byron Kivisi, has announced the tragic cause of his untimely demise.

The multi-talented creative genius behind some of the biggest hits in the Kenyan entertainment scene, including “Sipangwingwi” and “Usherati,” suffered a fatal arterial rupture.

Byron Kivisi’s sudden passing has sent shockwaves throughout the nation, leaving his family, the entire music industry, and fans in a state of profound grief.

He was renowned for his exceptional talent in producing chart-topping songs that became anthems in the Kenyan music landscape.

Through a statement released by his family, they expressed their deep sorrow and provided insight into the cause of his tragic death.

Byron Kivisi, the only son of Evans Muhali, suffered an arterial rupture yesterday morning, leading to his sudden demise. The news of his passing has left the nation in mourning.

Some of Byron Kivisi’s most notable contributions to the music industry dominated the music charts and found their way into the political sphere.

“Sipangwingwi” was used by President Ruto during his 2022 campaigns, highlighting the widespread appeal of his music.

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His family has announced that his body has been taken to Kenyatta University Morgue (KU mog), and his final resting place will be in Maragoli Bugina village, Vihiga county, with the burial ceremony scheduled for October 7.

Byron Kivisi’s legacy will endure through his unforgettable songs, which have become integral to Kenyan popular culture.

He collaborated with some of the most prominent rappers in the country, including Trio Mio, Mejja, X-Ray, and Ssaru.

Tributes and expressions of sorrow have poured in from colleagues in the entertainment industry and fans alike.

Boondocks_Gang_KE: “Grateful for the gift of knowing such a talented, hardworking brother! Shine on as your music continues to light up our hearts. Forever in our hearts, young blood! #21gunsalute.”

TrioMio_Official shared a photo of a white dove taking flight, accompanied by a broken heart emoji.

In a separate Instagram post, Trio Mio penned: “We made magic together! Still can’t believe it my G rest easy, king Your work lives on!”

May his soul rest in peace.

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