Roki’s Prominent Zimbabwean based dancer, choreographer and creative director Lynsey Chenai Lynn Mabwere has died.
Lynsey was also a dancer for Janet Manyowa.
She passed away at the age of 32.
According to her family, she was having breathing problems and died on her way to the hospital.
The death of the former dancer was confirmed by a family friend Romeo.
Announcing on social media, Romeo said:
“It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of our beloved sister Lynsey and wife to Sean. As the Mambwere and Nyamakwenje families, we would like to thank you for the love and support you have been showing us. We kindly ask you to allow the family time to mourn. For communication, you can get in touch with myself Romeo and Nyasha.
“She was having breathing difficulties in the past few days, and it progressed and started coughing blood. They took her to the hospital this morning (Tuesday), and she died on her way to Parirenyatwa Hospital. It is sad news.”
Lynsey was part of the dance duo, Sheroes with Kudzanai Kandiwona. She was nominated for the Outstanding Female Dancer Award by the National Arts Merits Award (NAMA).
She also performed in South Africa and China over the years.
In a condolence message, the National Arts Merit Awards said:
“It is a big loss for the nation as the young creative was one of the hardest working who had done a lot to pave the way for more female dancers.
A Nama nominated creative who grew up in Kambuzuma and was part of the Innovative Dance Crew together with Delroy Scara, who passed away a year ago.
Lynsey, who was married to fellow dancer and choreographer Sean Mambwere was part of several Jibilika initiatives for years, taking part in competitions and community outreach programs. We will deeply miss and celebrate her.
“We are sending warmth and comfort to the Nyamakwenje and Mambwere families.”
Janet Manyowa wrote on Facebook:
So saddened by the departure of @lynseylynn_ who was part of our dance crew particularly on Many Blessings….💔💔💔
What a gentle soul she was. We continue to pray for @sean.Mambwere in this difficult time 🥲🥲🥲 #riplynn
Anna Chibaby Honde wrote on Facebook.
Lynn muka kani sis😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Rest in peace lynn, wangu wandirwadza😢😢
Tashota muDance industry