Gospel star Emmy Kosgei is mourning the death of popular Kalenjin gospel musician Hellen Chumo Koligey.
News of her death was broken by Nakuru Woman Rep Liza Chelule on her Facebook page. Chelule revealed that Koligey succumbed to breast cancer on Thursday, January 7, 2020.
CHELULE WROTE, “KALENJIN GOSPEL ARTIST HELLEN KOLIGEY SUCCUMBED TO BREAST CANCER. MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE.”
Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot added,
“IT IS CRUSHING TO LOSE SUCH TALENT AT THE PRIME OF HER LIFE. MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE KOSGEI FAMILY, THE GCS, THE AGC CHURCH AS WELL AS HER BELOVED FRIENDS FOR THE LOSS OF THEIR LOVED ONE.”
Emmy Kosgei paid a moving tribute saying,
“MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE HELLEN CHUMO KOLIGEY 😭😭 MUTYO KOTAP KALENJIN… THIS IS SO SUDDEN 😭😭 😭😭😭 SO PAINFUL.”
“SHOCKED BY THE NEWS OF THE EXIT OF THIS POWERFUL SOLDIER, A SINGER, AN AUTHOR AND A SOUL-WINNER WHO SERVED THIS JESUS TILL THE END😭 OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO HER HUSBAND, CHILDREN, FAMILY, FRIENDS, GOSPEL FRATERNITY AND HER FANS. MAY GOD STRENGTHEN YOU IN THIS TRYING MOMENT 😭🙏 TILL MEET AGAIN AT JESUS FEET.”
Other fans also paid tribute to the loss of a valued and talented soul. here are their kind words and tributes.
Kiplagat Lawrence: It breaks my heart that you are no more… Its unbelievable Mum.. when I saw this on the social media I was like I need to call your line but I still can’t get answers… Death surely y…? shine your way… You remain a great inspiration to us and a role model…. Rest in peace ..
Denoo Koech: Hellen, you have just Rested, waiting to be crowned in eternity.
You were a great member of your family, you were a great gospel artist, a great writer, a great motivator. Your library, of music and books will last for many generations.
You thought me how to Tie a Tie, at Olenguruone Secondary School when the then Principal Mr. Kigo asked you to help having noticed how I was struggling with simple things on my day one in the school.
You lived an exemplary life and you will be missed by not only your family but many friends.
My condolences and that of my family to your husband Wilson, your children, the Chumo family, the AGC church and all your neighbours. May God comfort you.