Jay Polly

Rwandan hip hop star Jay Polly dies at 33

Rwanda is mourning one of its most famous rappers, known as Jay Polly. He has died at the age of 33 in a hospital in Kigali.

From his real name Joshua Tuissimier, Jay Polly was in jail awaiting trial on drug charges, and was rushed to hospital early on Thursday as he fell ill.

The causes of his death have not been mentionned.

His brother, Maurice Uwera, said the Rwanda Correctional Service, which is in charge of prisons, informed him about the death without giving further details.

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Rwandans pay tribute to this popular singer, especially on social networks where he is hailed as “a cultural icon who has made a significant contribution to Rwanda (music)”.

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