The talented willowy singer has passed away.
According to a statement posted by the family of the late singer-songwriter, the 27-year-old has succumbed to pancreatic cancer (a condition which caused him to feel some kind of heat in the stomach which persisted; affecting his ability to eat which has been going on for months) while in India where he was undergoing further medical treatment.
The family had also recently appreciated the Rwandan government for the assistance with the medical bills, right from Kenya to India where he was being treated.
“Yvan Buravan would like to let his friends and fans know that he is abroad for medical treatment. He thanks the family and the Government of Rwanda for the assistance with his medical care and for all those keeping him in their prayers and wishing for his recovery,” read the statement.
Born Yvan Dushime Burabyo in May 1995, Buravan started his music career in 2009 under his stage name Yvan Buravan and specialized in the genres R&B and Afrobeat as a singer and songwriter whose towering voice and talent earned him a legion of fans.
He became the first Rwandan musician to have won the Prix Decouvertes RFI musical in 2018. His hit songs include: ‘Urwo Ngukunda’ Ft. Uncle Austin (2015), “Malaika” (2016) which propelled him into the limelight. To his name are albums: – “The Love Lab” (2018), “Foreign Affairs” the EP (2021), and most recently 10 track album “Twaje”.
Yvan’s peers have shared their condolences following his demise.