Sam Mtukudzi Dies: A Life Well Lived?

Sam Mtukudzi Dies: A Life Well Lived?

Sam Mtukudzi

Sam Mtukudzi, the son of highly accomplished African musician, Oliver Mtukudzi, has died in a tragic car crash early hours of this morning. He was just 21. His parents who are in South Africa are due to arrive sometime this morning to begin funeral arrangements.

It’s always a terrible shock when a young person, especially one so talented passes away. We think of the terrible waste – all that he was yet to do, never will be done. Songs never sung, dances never danced.

In Sam Mtukudzi’s case, we think also of all he had already accomplished. The smiles and laughter he inspired. The example of his life to young and old.

But whatever the lesson of his life, there is a strong one also in his passing… Live Your Life Today. Don’t procrastinate your happiness. When you delay your dreams, you have less time to enjoy them.

So mend that broken relationship, start that business, try that idea, pray that prayer. Not because of fear of death, but out of respect for time.

Whether you live your dreams for 5 years or 50, it always seems short at the end. Best get going, don’t you think? A life well lived is a life that is actually lived. Aren’t you tired simply existing? Your creator, your loved ones and the whole world, we’re all waiting to see what’s inside you, to hear the music in you.

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33 responses to “Sam Mtukudzi Dies: A Life Well Lived?

  1. Its really sad, very sad. A big loss to the Nation. RIP Sam.

  2. im greatly disturbed..im in uni abroad and i heard this from a friend…i googled it as i thought it was a joke..its really disturbin im still in denial..he had alot ahead of him..
    may the Lord God guide him,,
    RIP

  3. this is a big SHOCK peepo!! really cant believe it hey, its soooo sad aya, zvakaoma..

    please go well Sam, go well…

  4. ITs one of the saddest things ive heard in a while. i feel heartbroken at the death of a dear friend. life will not be the same without him. Rest in peace Dimples buddy. x u will always be loved

  5. the question is not why but to what end , i think he will be eternally cherished . Rest in peace

  6. this has come as a shock to me and probably to a lot of people. cant seem to shake the reality of the situation.
    whatever issues you have with people resolve them coz you never when you might leave this world

    i never knew you or your music but knew you talented

    Rest In Peace dear brother

  7. It is very sad to loose such talent and the future of true Zimbabwean music..R.I.P Sam and to mudhara I know he was the only son but it is part of life…Just take it like that we are with you these trying and hard times…

  8. Sam…You will be missed..im in shock..its tragic..i cant believe it..Lord have mercy on your parents..rest well my brother..

  9. I dont have words to describe the pain that I am in. He was my young sis’s best friend and they died the same way I dont know why, only God knows why. My sister went 1st and now its him.

    Rest In Peace Sam Mtukudzi and Eulalia Muneka.

    You will be greatly missed. But my question is why at such a tender age??? Why??? This is shocking & unbelievable.

  10. Samanyanga ko sei, zvauya sei nzou, am touched. RIP

  11. You were a brother, may your soul rest in peace

  12. rest in peace Sam

  13. Truly unbelievable. Surely the heavens must have mercy!! RIP young man for yours were a successful 2 decades of shining. we will forever remember you. to mdara its God’s case, he giveth and he has taken. Painful in deed

  14. Chaurura Simba

    Truly unbelievable. Surely the heavens must have Mercy!!RIP young man for yours were a successful 2 decades of shining. we will forever remember you. to Mdara its God’s case, he giveth and he has taken. Painful in deed

  15. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was so young!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My God!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Nhai Veduwe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mwari madarireiko, Pwere dzotungamira, vashandi votungamira, Samanyanga, ndine urombo, i know how shattered you must be, no words can ever comfort in a trgedy like this.

  17. So sad but he difefinately lived his life fullest .May God comfort his family during this time.

  18. Cautious Kamunda

    zvinoshungurudza vakomana,zvauya sei nhai mwari!ruva rangoyevedza chete imi kwachu matanha rufu ndimadzongonyedze nhai vakoma.
    rest in peace munin”ina sam.
    tasara nemavanga pamwoyo,pabvezino pasare vende.samanyanga Zimbabwe iri kuchema nemi,shingai baba.

  19. Poor Oliver, to bury your kids is not easy. May his soul rest in peace. Goodbye Sam.

  20. Rest in eternal peace Sam. We will surely miss you

  21. I’m really shaken. Its so sad. He was so young and we can ask WHY, but the truth is when God says Yes who can say NO. Very sad loss indeed of a talented young man. Nedzoyi muri yekwaMtukudzi. NO words can comfort you but may the Lord God Almighty comfort you…

    TO ALL – Pa Sam patopera zvasarira isu vapenyu kuti tigadzirise hupenyu hwedu naMwari. lets live each day like its our last day on earth…for we know not the day nor hour. When the Lord comes…Will you be ready??? If you die today…will you be saved or lost… Take this opportunity to reflect on your life and make things right with your God right now coz tomorrow may be too late.

    Sam will always be cherished…we hope to meet him in the morning when the dead in Christ shall be raised by our Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN…

  22. Sharmani Sixpence

    mupfana wandirwadza,but why?

  23. Francis Muchuchu

    Zvinorwadza vasara! Kuna baba namai Mtukudzi, nyaradzo yenyu iri pakuti zivai kuti nyika yose timire nemi panguva inoshungurudza kudai. Asi ngatichemei netariro nekuti iyi inzira yedu tose, mukuru kana mudiki.

  24. He was so young and had so much potential its a sad loss to the Mtukudzi family and also to Zimbabwe , may his soul rest in peace
    dai Mwari avabatsira kuzvitambira

  25. I am crying inside… its all I can say for now

  26. It is such a Sad loss but he did live his best life yet , just gone too soon.

  27. A big loss to the music lovers and bitter pill to swallow for the Mtukudzi family. But together as Zimbabweans we grieve with the Tuku family. May Sam`s soul rest in peace.

  28. hellen mutunthura

    its so sad that Sam is realy gone.was at the service at Nyaradzo.jus seeing him lay there zvandirwadza.Life is short and l knw he lived his.I remember paakaimba nadaddy kufund raising kuchurch Methodist in Zimbabwe last year and his show kuNzou nemhuru.What a sad loss.

  29. Rest in peace Sam, you achieved a lot in the 21years god gave you and we’re all proud of yu! please keep your parents strong,Marshall said rwendo rwekudenga haruperekedzanwe but you and Owen made it together God had already planned this for you, friends forever nobody could seperate you i hope you will be
    together in heaven…………….
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  30. Sad & painful. Farewell Sam & Owen. Deepest condolences to the Mtukudzi & Chimhare families. May the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, carry you through this bereavement. To those of us still alive – let us live,forgive and work hard at the work we are called to do in this life. When night comes nobody can work.

  31. im very sorry for the lost i didnt know him but i feel bad

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