Kenyan artist based in Sweden dies after suffering a sudden stroke

James Gicho a.k.a Jimmy Gicho,

Kenyan musician based in Sweden has passed away. He was 47 years.

James Gicho a.k.a Jimmy Gicho, who is known for his hit song Smooth operator, died after suffering a sudden stroke.

“Six days to his 48th, James Gicho took his final bow early this morning,” his brother, John Gicho broke the news. “As the Lord’s Prayer states, ‘…Thy will be done…’, and thou we, as man is won’t to proposed otherwise, God disposed as He deemed fit!” he added.

According to his brother, James had undergone a liver transplant earlier in the year. He suffered a sudden stroke Friday and was put in an induced coma.

“They brought him out of it on Saturday, by which time his pressure had come down to 165, from a high of 220, he was able to communicate in both English and Swedish, and couldn’t touch his chin when asked to,” John said.

“Things, however, took a turn for the worse last night, as he stopped breathing. Having been an organ recipient, my brother had expressed a desire to be an organ donor himself, which as a family we’ll respect,” he went on.

John also said his brother requested to be cremented which the family will observe.

“He’d further stated he’d like to be cremated, which we’ll also respect. So 15 weeks and a day after mum’s demise, Jimmy joins her,”  he said.

James is known for hits like Smooth operator and Feel So Good.

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