Ugandans woke to news announcing the death of South Africa based Ugandan socialite and Rich Gang boss, Ivan Ssemwanga who has been in a coma for over a week.
Several celebrities across East Africa have since come out to send condolences to the deceased.
Here are a few select messages from the celebrities.
Diamond Platnumz: “Mbele yako, Nyuma yetu”
Wema Sepetu: “Broken hearted, Rest In Peace Ivan, SHOCKING NEWS kwakweli… My Condolences to The whole Family… Mungu awatie nguvu wale watoto jamani… They are too young… And Mungu amtie nguvu Mama watoto wako It will be a very hard period of time for all of you But it shall pass”
Douglas Lwanga: “Still cant put this in my mind..looks like a dream Life is short rest in peace DON IVAN SSEMWANGA.”
Iyrn Namubiru: “May God protect your children and strengthen your their souls. No children deserve to lose a parent! I still hold fond memories of our children playing together, jumping in the shower spending nights in the confort of your house in in South Africa and how they tenderly and affectionately called you BIGGIE your pet name. You were so hospitable, caring , responsible father and a great suppporter that even if the show had only 10 people in South Africa , you would be one of them. You were one of those great friends no one sees me with but a good friend indeed and a friend to many. Rest in Peace Biggie , my heart bleeds for you and the children @zarithebosslady Mukama akugumye”
Sasha Vybes: “So heartbreaking, but I know God has better plans for you my brother. Your generosity was out of this world, this happened so fast, but I know you are in abetter place now. May your Soul Rest in Everlasting Peace Ivan”
Rabadaba: “The Most Painful good byes are the ones that are never said and never explained. Rest In Peace IvanDon”
Sheila Gashumba: “I am in shock!! I had hope that you would get better but God had other plans for you. The world has a lost a great and peaceful man!!! @ivandon is gone in our lives but he still lives in our hearts as a great friend, a giver, a successful businessman and most of all a great father. I am deeply saddened about his death. May God strengthen the hearts of his friends and family.Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May his friends and family find comfort in all the special memories shared with Ivan. REST IN PEACE Ivan”
Aziz Azion: “R.I.P DON VAN MUKAMA AKUSONYIWE EBYAKUSOBAKO & MAY GOD STRENGTHEN U @zarithebosslady, KIDS & FAMILY”
Judith Heard: “It is true that God also needs good people to manage his work in heaven.Otherwise why would He have called you all of a sudden?He must have known that you are such a great person and can handle any situation. REST IN PEACE IVAN”
Desire Luzinda: “You will forever be remembered Ivan. RIP”
Eddy Kenzo: “Inna lillahi wainaileihi raju’un,We have lost the strongest ,biggest and irreplaceable pillar in our society @ivandon been a brother a friend ,u inspired and motivated most of US with you love and hardship RIP Chairman #President #King #RichGang May The Almighty judge your soul with mercy Aameen”
Rema Namakula: “Everyone that met him can testify to his generosity. Rest in peace Ivan ssemwanga. May God strengthen your family”
MC Kats: “R.I.P. my friend @ivandon
Those of us that knew the real you know how loving you were to every body even when you didnt know them Hope and pray your kids wille be loved back the way you did in this world Hope Heaven receives you wth warm hands. Will forever miss bro Ivan Semwanga”
Jose Chameleone: “God creates and takes what is his! May God have mercy on you my friend and strengthen your Family and we your friends Rest in peace Ivan”
Zanie Brown: “So gutted by the death of Ivan, he was a good man, so down to earth and a great father, my thoughts are with his family and his close friends, may his soul rest in peace”