Legendary Congolese musician General Defao Matumona is dead.
Born on December 31, 1958 in Kinshasa, the music icon died on Monday, December 27, 2021.
According to multiple sources, General Defao Matumona’s cause of death was tied to his many years of battle with diabetes.
It is said that this has weakened his immune system, hence, he contracted COVID-19 just recently when he landed in Cameroon for a private concert last week.
Reports indicate that he started feeling unwell and was sent to the Laquintinie Hospital in Douala where he died.
Following the news of his demise, fellow Congolese musicians including Fally Ipupa and Ferra Gola took to social media to mourn him.
Defao’s problems started in 2002 after he found himself on the wrong side of the law in Kenya.
He was held at Nairobi’s industrial area remand prison before a fan bailed him out.
The musician was on aself imposed exile in Kenya for 18 years before he returned to Congo in 2019.
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