Renowned Kikuyu Benga musician John Ng’ang’a, popularly known as De Mathew, is dead.

De Mathew died on Sunday night in a grisly road accident near Blue Post Hotel in Thika.

Confirming the incident, Thika Base Commander Elenah Wamuyu said De Mathew’s car rammed into a lorry near Blue Post Hotel.

The musician, who was driving alone when the accident occurred, was reportedly coming from a harambee held at Metro Bar in support of fellow musician Peter Kigia.

He was pronounced dead at the Thika Nursing Home.