Jackson Irungu, widely known as Jaffar Jackson is dead.
The Kenyan stylist passed away on Sunday, January 7, succumbing to complications arising from a stomach infection.
Actress Lydia Gitachu shared the heartbreaking update on social media.
Actress Nice Githinji also updated fellow celebrities said they were informed about the death by a neighbour.
“Jackson was suffering from a stomach infection. We found out he was hospitalized yesterday. I spoke to him and his uncle who raised money for the medication prescribed. Kuamkia this morning (January 7), Lydia Gitachu had posted about his demise after being contacted by a neighbour,” actress Nice Githinji updated Jaffar’s celebrity friends in a fundraising WhatsApp group.
Jaffar’s family has confirmed that the funeral is scheduled to take place on January 18 at Langata Cemetery.
Jackson referred to himself as a Stylist, Choreographer Extraordinaire, Wardrobe Consultant and an Art Lover.
His fans have taken to social media to mourn him.
Melanie Woods: I was woken up yesterday with the news that you were gone. I didn’t want to believe it. We just spoke just before the New Year. You were starting a new job on the tenth. I went to our messages to see if you had sent me a message that I had missed or if indeed it was just a dream. I was angry, so angry I gave myself a headache. I still can’t talk about just how angry I am. You shouldn’t be gone but you are. Know you were loved, Jaffar Jackson. My heart is broken.
Nyox Kirundi :Just woke up to devastating news..we talked jana and you were okay Jaffar Jackson , we had big big plans!!
Peris Mumbi: May there be comfort in knowing that someone special will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Jaffar Jackson my friend and son. We will forever love you.