Musicians in Uganda are mourning the death of their colleague, Emmanuel Mayanja Hummertone popularly known as AK47.
AK47, a Ugandan dancehall musician and younger brother to singer Joseph Mayanja aka Chameleone reportedly died on Monday night at Nsambya hospital after falling in a bath tub.
According to his manager, Robert Nkuke, the deceased was found bleeding in bath tub at around 8pm and rushed to Nsambya Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
His body has been taken to Mulago Hospital for a post-mortem after which it will be taken to National theatre for viewing.
The singer from a musical family that comprises of three other prominent singing brothers namely Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone, Pius Mayanja aka Pallaso and Douglas Mayanja aka Weasle was pronounced dead shortly after his friends helped drop him at Nsambya hospital last night.
According to fellow singer Diamond Oscar who was with the deceased at Dejavu, a pub in Kansanga, AK47 died after falling in the bathrooms of the pub where he had gone to ease himself.
“We were called by one of the bouncers who told us that our friend had fallen and collapsed in the wash rooms. Wedid not know how serious it was, so we took off our shirts and started waving so that he could get some fresh air,” Oscar said.
Oscar further said that a few minutes later, The youngest Mayanja was not responding at all and he was bleeding from the nose and the mouth; “A patron advised us to rush him to a nearby clinic. When we arrived at Rock pharmacy, the pharmacist advised us to rush the patient to Nsambya Hospital for X-ray and oxygen.”
“The manager of Dejavu helped drive my car to Nsambya hospital. But all through the journey, i kept calling AK and asking him to say something, but he didn’t. He was bleeding and he had foam coming from his mouth,” Oscar added.