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Messages of condolences are flooding in following the tragic passing of Mzee Mjegeje, the man behind the viral phrase “Kata simu tupo site.”

Umar Lahbedi Issa, better known as Mzee Mjegeje, breathed his last at Mwananyamala Hospital in Dar es Salaam, where he had been undergoing treatment. Real Jimmy, the artist’s manager, confirmed the news of his demise, attributing it to an undisclosed illness.

“Kata simu, kata simu tupo site. Don’t like disturbance of the head,” Mzee Mjegeje said in the video that earned him fame.

The iconic phrase “Kata simu tupo site” became a cultural phenomenon across East Africa, permeating conversations, political rallies, and social media platforms. With its catchy delivery, Mzee Mjegeje urged individuals to end phone calls, quickly gaining popularity and even making its way into Kenyan TikTok videos.

Mzee Mjegeje’s rise to fame extended beyond his viral video, as he collaborated with renowned artists like Harmonize and expressed aspirations to work with Diamond Platnumz before his untimely death. Despite facing numerous challenges, he remained resilient in his pursuit of success.

Beyond his comedic talents, Mzee Mjegeje was also a shrewd entrepreneur, having owned a hotel in Tanzania before venturing into entertainment. His passing has left a void in the entertainment industry, with tributes pouring in from all corners of East Africa, hailing him as a legend. While some lament the recent spate of losses in the industry, Mzee Mjegeje’s legacy as both an entertainer and a visionary entrepreneur will continue to inspire generations to come.

Here are some of the condolences that his fans shared.

“Mzee ametoka site, welcome to my father’s home Mzee Mjegeje, the man behind the Kata Simu tupo site phrase.”

“Mzee Mjegeje, the man behind the viral phrase “Kata Simu, Tupo site” is dead. May his soul RIP.”

“That guy wa ‘Kata simu tupo site’ just died today. Hii wiki Nini inaendelea jameni 💔💔 RIP”

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