Chiedza Brown, daughter to the late musicians Andy Brown and Chiwoniso Maraire passed away on Saturday.She was 15, it has been reported.
Chiedza was living in Texas USA with an aunt at the time of her death.
Details of her death are still sketchy but the family released a statement alluding to her death.
The statement reads as follows:
Seattle, WA/Dallas, TX
The Maraire and Brown families have released the following statement:
“We are heartbroken to share the news that Chiedza Brown has passed away tragically on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Chiedza was a loving daughter, sister, cousin and friend. She was a remarkable girl who touched the lives of everyone who met her.”
Chiedza was an accomplished singer, painter, actress and had a true love and gift for playing the mbira that she learned from her mother. She was known to all for her bright energy and was always laughing. She was an incredibly caring person who had dreams of pursuing her art and music. She will be remembered for her energy, her smile and her love for all.
The Maraire and Brown families are asking for privacy as they mourn the loss of such a young life.
For those who may ask what they can do to honor Chiedza, the family asks that you please send donations to help with her services in Texas and her burial with her family in Zimbabwe. Donations can be made via PayPal to the Chiedza Brown Memorial Fund (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Service details will be announced in the next few days. The family thanks everyone for their support and respect.
There has been an outpouring of grief on social media as netizens passed their condolences messages to the deceased’s family.