Veteran Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly known as Majek Fashek has died.

The legendary singer died in a hospital in New York in the late hours of Monday June 1.

Cynthia Morgan’s former manager, Joy Tongo who confirmed Majek Fashek’s death wrote on Instagram;

“Legendary musician, Mr. Majek Fashek has passed on today in New York City. Majek Fashek was a talented man from my home town Benin City, Edo State. RIP” She wrote.

Majek Fashek’s manager, Omenka Uzoma also confirmed his death. He, however, called for a celebration of the legend’s achievements.

Majek Fashek is best known for the 1988 album Prisoner of Conscience, which included the multiple award-winning single “Send Down the Rain”. Before his death, he worked with various artists worldwide, including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Beyoncé.