BREAKING: Singer Evelyn Lagu is Dead!
The Ugandan entertainment industry is mourning the loss of actress and singer Evelyn Nakabira, popularly known as Evelyn Love or Evelyn Lagu, who passed away early Monday morning, September 18, at her residence in Nabugabo. The 42-year-old artist had been battling heart and kidney complications for several years.
The news of Evelyn Love's untimely death was confirmed by her fellow singer, Grace Ssekamatte, who took to his Facebook page to share the somber announcement. Her official Facebook page also carried a similar statement, confirming the heartbreaking news.
"At a very sad note, Evelyn Love has passed on," read the announcement on Lagu's Facebook page.
At the time of her passing, Evelyn Lagu was in the midst of preparations for a charity concert, "Evelyn Love Live in Charity," scheduled to take place at Papaz Spot in Makindye, a suburb of the city, on October 28, 2023. The event was expected to be a significant milestone in her career and a platform to give back to the community.
In addition to her singing career, Lagu ventured into movie acting, becoming a member of the Zubairi Family production company. Her versatile talent earned her recognition in both the music and film industries.
Evelyn Lagu's health struggles were no secret to her fans and the public. In June 2021, she traveled to Turkey with hopes of undergoing a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, due to her deteriorating health condition, the transplant procedure couldn't proceed. Medical professionals advised her to return to Uganda for ongoing medical treatment and recommended a return to Turkey when her health improved. Regrettably, her condition did not improve as expected.
Evelyn Love's passing has left a void in Uganda's entertainment scene, and tributes have been pouring in from fans, fellow artists, and members of the film and music industry. Her contributions to the arts and her philanthropic efforts will be remembered and celebrated by many.
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