News reaching us on Tuesday confirmed that House Music veteran DJ Mdoo, affectionately called DJ BigDaddy Mdoo is dead.

DJ Mdoo whose real name is Mduduzi Ngcobo, died after apparently suffering from kidney failure earlier this year.

In an attempt to get help for Mdoo after he suffered from kidney failure, a Facebook page dubbed The Journey with DJ Mdoo was started in September this year.

A post on the Facebook page read;

“In this case our living legend and gentle giant DJ Mdoo’s world has been turned upside down due to kidney failure. He is faced with a lot of medical challenges and we as his friends and colleagues have taken the initiative to assist him and we also appeal to you from the goodness of your heart to join us in celebrating his life and also donating so he can get better medical help.”

Consequently, his friend and counterpart DJ Mbuso Tulwana confirmed that the DJ passed on early Tuesday morning.

“Yes it is true DJ Mdoo passed away this morning. I don’t have any further details but I’m travelling to visit the family in Soweto,” he said.

Mbuso also made an official statement on Facebook to inform fans of the bad news.

“It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that Mduduzi Ngcobo a.k.a DJ Mdoo has passed away. Big Daddy left us this morning at 05:45am. Details of the funeral will be sent soon. Please inform other friends that may have known our good friend,” Mbuso wrote.

Meanwhile, fans and high-personalities have paid tribute to the musician following the announcement. Funeral details for the fallen icon have not been confirmed yet.