Congolese singer Lulendo Matumona, popularly known as General Defao, has passed away.
According to reports. Defao died at Laquintinie Hospital where he was rushed in critical condition.
He is reported to have succumbed to complications of covid at the Laquintinie hospital in Cameroon where his diabetic condition led to complications.
It is reported that three days ago, the Congolese crooner retired to his room after a performance but after his absence and whereabouts not known raised alarm forcing the police to break his hotel room door before rushing him to hospital.
His family, while confirming his demise, said his health was in decline although the exact cause of his death is not yet known.
In 1991, he founded Big Stars Orchestra, after which Defao multiplied his performances and albums.
A successful star in the 1990s, General Defao had left his country in the early 2000s to settle in Kenya where some said he was in political exile.
But according to some Congolese observers, the singer was very opposed to former president Joseph Kabila.
Later, upon returning to the DRC, he attempted to relaunch his musical career and had been performing across the region.