Gloria Bosman, a local jazz singer and songwriter, has tragically passed away at the age of 50, as reported by Sunday World. A source close to the star has confirmed her death, although the exact circumstances remain unclear. It was reported that Bosman had been suffering from a short illness before her death.
Jazz musician Gloria Bosman has died
The music fraternity is mourning the potential passing of Gloria Bosman, as no official source has yet confirmed her death. Nevertheless, fellow musician Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse has taken to social media to be the first to pay tribute to her. This comes just a month after Bosman joined the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) as a board member.
“Multiple-award winner and virtuoso in music Gloria Bosman was voted in by members to help make key decisions and steer important initiatives on behalf of the organisation. The executive management of Samro is pleased that it has made exemplary progress appointing women in the organisation’s leadership, with about 65% of all employees at Samro and 71% of senior management being women,” SAMRO said at the time.
Bosman was born in Soweto and has shared the stage with an endless list of big names in the industry. She boasts two South African Music Awards (Samas), more than 11 nominations, and two Kora nominations.