Thousands of Ugandans have taken to the social media to mourn the passing on of one of Uganda’s showbiz heroes, Ivan Semwanga aka Don. The Rich Gang boss based in South Africa died last night at Steve Biko Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa under where he has been receiving from for the last 12 days.
Zari Hassan, his ex-wife who has been taking care of him confirmed his demise in the wee hours of Thursday morning describing him as Ivan ‘The Great’. Ivan has been on a life support machine after he suffered a stroke last week. No visitors were allowed to visit him by the time of his demise. The tycoon has been in for 11 days.
Famous for his spending power and throwing Rich Gang parties in Kampala during Christmas season, Ivan changed the face of Ugandan social scene. He will be dearly missed. Ivan, 39, has left behind three sons and will be buried at his ancestral home in Kayunga.
“God loves those that are special and that’s exactly who you were & I guess that’s why he wanted you to himself. You have touched and helped thousands, you did wonders and I remember you telling me “life is too short Zee let me live it to the fullest”, this very dark hour it makes sense why you always said those words to me. To your sons, you were a hero-some kind of superman. Anyone who has ever been in your presence knows what a charming person you were. You will be missed and remembered in so many ways. You were IVAN THE GREAT,” Zari posted after his ex hubby’s demise.
You will always stay in our hearts forever
RIP Ivan Semwanga
Very sad Rip
Rest In Peace Ivan Ssemwanga! You touched many. A life so well lived!
He has fought to the last minute. RIP Ivan Don Ssemwanga.
Life is like traveling in a bus when u get to ur stop u get out and it continues going we all have a stop no matter Wat so ur stop come and u got out, it’s painful but that’s life. May u rest in peace my friend
Jah gives and takes what belongs to him. I personally been surprised by the sad news of your passing on brother Ivan Ssemwanga.
You have left a huge gap and shock to us, Entertainment industry, friends and family. May JAH strengthen your family, Friends and more especially Zari and children.
Rest in Peace Comrade.
May your soul Rest In Peace #IVAN. Gone too soon. #RIP
Bridgette TheDopest Chick
What is Life? @ivandon U touched so many lives with ur gd heart n kindness were so full of life,U played yo part,u enjoyed yo life to the fullest,am sure ur in heaven smiling Sleep well Ivan dear we are goin to miss you forever.
Carolyne Kkisy Carol
Ivan it’s so hard to believe ur gone.what would the world be without you.uve been everything any one could think of.u brought happiness any where u went. May the angels receive you with love.Don Ivan. U will always stay in our hearts. Rest in peace friend.