Rwandan singer-songwriter Yvan Buravan has died aged 27. He was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer in India.
His management announced on Wednesday, August 17, that the singer succumbed to pancreatic cancer.
Buravan, real name Yvan Burabyo, was transferred to India on August 4 with the support of the Rwandan government, for advanced care after weeks of being unwell, amid speculation about his health.
“It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce to you the untimely passing of our beloved Yvan Buravan, which occurred tonight in India, where he was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer,”
“Yvan Buravan was a genuine soul that radiated happiness to everyone around him. He motivated all of us to love our Country and our Culture,” the statement released by his management reads.
The statement added that “his loss will be immensely felt by his family and friends and throughout our industry” and called for solidarity among family, friends and his fan during the period of unspeakable tragedy.