South African Jazz musician Gloria Bosman is dead at 50. The singer and songwriter is known for her soulful and powerful vocals. She was born on April 29, 1979, in South Africa and started singing in church at a young age.
Her death was confirmed through a statement by the South African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO), where she served on the Board until her untimely passing.
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is saddened by the passing of its Board Member, Ms Gloria Bosman, who passed away on 14 March 2023″,the statement read in part
Following a brief illness, Gloria Bosman passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones, according to a statement released by her family.
It is with profound sadness that we share that in the early hours of this morning, we lost the rock of our family; a beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, Gloria Bosman, who came to fame for her soulful and soothing voice.
After a short illness, she transcended peacefully at her home, surrounded by family,”
Her death is not only a profound loss to her loved ones but also to the South African music industry, which has lost a shining star. She is among many other artists South Africa has lost recently – AKA, Costa Titch and more.
During her career, Bosman had collaborated with several prominent South African musicians, including Hugh Masekela and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, and has performed at many high-profile events and festivals in South Africa and around the world.