Bosman, a famous jazz singer, and songwriter from South Africa died on March 14, 2023 Source. Her family revealed the news of her death and said that she died peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones. The South African music industry is saddened by the loss of a talented musician who was widely thought to be one of the best in the country. In this article, we will explore the circumstances surrounding her cause of death.
Gloria Bosman Early Life
The legendary jazz musician Gloria Bosman was born in Soweto, Johannesburg, in the early 1970s. While there is no online Data on her birth date, it is widely believed that Bosman was 50 years old when she died.
It was inevitable that Bosman would pursue a career in music, given his powerful Voice. She was born in Mofolo and raised in Pimville during the 1970s, a turbulent period in South Africa’s apartheid past.
Bosman’s musical career began in the church choir during her early youth. Her dedication to music earned her an opera scholarship at Pretoria Technikon (now Tshwane University of Technology) in 1993 after she impressed judges at a Market Theatre performance.
This great opportunity opened up a new world for the singer, who toured the globe as the opening act for South African legends Oliver Mtukudzi and Hugh Masekela.
The singer’s exposure to all aspects of South Africa made it simple for her to develop a distinctive approach to her discography. She has released songs for Afrikaans audiences and performed alongside African Soul legends such as Sibongile Khumalo, Moses Molelekwa, Tananas, and Sipho Mabuse, to name a few.
Bosman’s debut album, Tranquility, was released in 1999 and gained her instant prominence in the industry when she was named Best Newcomer at the 2001 South African Music Awards. (SAMA).
The Many Faces of Gloria Bosman, her self-produced sophomore album, was released a year later and garnered her nominations for Best Southern African Artist and Most Promising Female Artist at the 2001 KORA Awards, in addition to a SAMA nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
In addition to these albums, Gloria Bosman has also released the following:
- Stop and Think (2002)
- Nature Dances (2003/4)
- Emzini (2006)
- Letters from the Heart vol.1 (2010)
Before her death, Bosman served as a board member of the South African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO).
Gloria Bosman Dies: What’s The Cause Of Death?
Although no official statement has been released by her family, jazz musician Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse strongly suggested the sorrowful news through a tweet.
“So sad, gutted. Rest In Peace my dear friend [Gloria Bosman] , thank you for sharing the stage and sharing your gift with us all , am shattered – Love and respect Sipho and the hotband,” he tweeted.
So Sad , gutted , Rest In Peace my dear friend #gloriabosman , thank you for sharing the stage and sharing your gift with us all , am shattered – Love and respect Sipho and the hotband @SIPHIWEGKUBHEKA @thamiMgcina @Tabiasongbird #RIP Gloria Bosman 💔💔 pic.twitter.com/BMRGrqOVFW
— Hotstix (@siphohotstix) March 14, 2023
We still don’t know exactly what caused Gloria Bosman’s passing. There hasn’t been much information about it yet, but a report from Sunday World suggests that she may have been struggling with a short illness before she passed away.
It’s sad to think about what might have happened, especially when her last social media post showed her in good spirits. She had just finished performing at a fundraiser event in Eastern Cape at the Guild Theatre in East London. It’s hard to come to terms with, and we’re all hoping for more answers soon.
Reactions to Gloria Bosman’s Death
It’s heartbreaking to see another loss in South Africa’s entertainment industry, especially after Costa Titch’s untimely death during a performance at the Ultra Music Festival in Johannesburg. In memory of the legendary jazz artist Bosman, her fans flooded in large numbers to honor her remarkable career. Let me share some of the emotional reactions we’ve gathered:
SAMRO mourns the passing of legendary jazz composer, singer and SAMRO’s Non-Executive Board member Gloria Bosman. Ms Bosman was appointed to the Board of SAMRO at its last Annual General Meeting (AGM) in December 2022. pic.twitter.com/nMeN7SWjzH
— SAMRO (@SAMROMusic) March 14, 2023
So sad to hear the news of Gloria Bosman's passing.
She was 50.
— Radio 2000 (@Radio2000_ZA) March 14, 2023
One of most liked song of Gloria Bosman
— .🇿🇦🇮🇱🇿🇦🇮🇱🇿🇦🇮🇱🇿🇦🇮🇱🇿🇦🇮🇱 (@NkosinatiMagwa) March 14, 2023
Goodnight my friend. Goodnight my sister. Goodnight Nosikhumbuzo. Goodnight Ms Gloria Bosman. None of us saw this coming. You were your happy, cheerful, pleasurable, delightful self only this past weekend. May your beautiful soul rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/XN9tx5S9Eu
— @lupingcayisa (@lupingcayisa) March 14, 2023