John Simiyu Masinde popularly known as John Gift has passed on. He was a fourth-year student at the University of Eldoret.
The comedian who does purely Luhya standup died suddenly. His pal, Mulamwah broke the sad news to fans of John Gift.
“Life can be cruel at times . Comedian JOHN GIFT is dead. The cause of death is not yet clear but he was in ICU before being pronounced dead early today (June 2),” Mulamwah said.
According to sources, John Gift was bleeding from his nose and mouth at the time he was rushed to the hospital and was immediately admitted to the ICU.
His family had just learnt that he was fighting for his life in hospital and hours later, he was pronounced dead.
Mulamwa added, “I acted with him my last video clip last Thursday 30th May and he was okay. RIP BROTHER. Shine on. More information concerning his sudden death will be communicated. It’s a big blow to the comedy industry, he was such a creative mind. Rip Johnny.”
Other comedians who were shocked by the news of the sudden death sent their condolences.
Terence Creative who is known for his hilarious character Kamami wrote, “Waaaaaa saaaad may he rest in peace.”
Akothee’s daughter, Fancy Makadia wrote, “RIP.”
Actor Pascal Tokodi condoled with the family saying, “May his soul rest,pole brother ”
Comedian Kartelo added, “Rip soldier Shine on your way.”
John Gift described himself on his Instagram bio as someone who “finds singing and comedy as a great gift from God hence the name John Gift.”
One of his popular Instagram skits that is not in Luhya is below.
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Everyone must watch this…. Na usiniulize kitu
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John Gift’s fans also paid tribute. Here are some of their messages.
lee_chiquita_hermosa: Just as I thought we’ve made it to the industry, then boom death happened. John, you’ve left without knowing how happy you made us. I’m confused. I don’t know if I should laugh at your jokes or cry that you’ve left us. In God’s hand, we rest you#restpeacefully
lilianwekesa: Just when I had started following you a month ago now I can’t enjoy more of your funny creativity…Death is so cruel
rawbeanhd: What a painful death… God has the reasons as to why everything happens.