Hassan Sempala aka MC King Kong died on Sunday morning from his Kanyanya based home.
According to his sister, Hadija Sempala, the comedian has been battling with a persistent headache in the last two years.
Sempala had a terrible accident in December 2015 that nearly took his life, he developed complications in his left eye. He had since resumed with his comedy acts in and out of the country.
Tributes from friends, fans have been flowing in;
Eddy Kenzo - It's ad to learn of the passing of MC King Kong. R.I.P my brother until we meet again, so sad..."
Mendo Herbert aka Sevo - "The Comedy Fraternity has Lost a Brother! MC KING KONG has gone to be with the lord.
Kings Kong Mc had malaria. When he went to get his last drip he stayed overnight and he did not make it back home.
My brother May your soul rest in Peace."