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Cause of Majek Fashek death

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Legendary Reggae star, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek died in New York on June 1 (read here).

It has now been revealed that he died after battling with cancer for almost a year, according to Vanguard.

The news of his death was announced by artiste manager Joy Tongo. Majek Fashek’s manager, Uzoma Day Omenka confirmed the news on the singer’s Instagram page on Tuesday morning. According to him, he died at 11.45 pm June 1, 2020, Nigerian time.

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.

Majek, who was born on March 7, 1963, was 57 years old when he died.

Details of his funeral arrangement will be made available in due time.