Veteran Broadcaster Gardner G. Habash Passes Away at 50

Today, April 20, 2024, the broadcasting world mourns the loss of Gardner G. Habash, a seasoned and esteemed figure in the field of journalism. Reports indicate that he passed away at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) due to high blood pressure. Just four weeks ago, he celebrated his 50th birthday.

On March 17 2024 before his death, His daughter, Malkia Karen, a BongoFlavor musician, shared a post on her Instagram account, posting a video of her beloved father Gardner G. Habash. In the caption, she expressed, “Happy Birthday Babu G cheers to 50 tunakupenda sana” (Happy Birthday Grandpa G, cheers to 50, we love you so much). The accompanying video captured moments of joy, with Malkia Karen lovingly feeding her father, symbolizing the bond of love between a father and his child.

Gardner was renowned as the host of the Jahazi program on Clouds Media Group, where his charisma and knack for engaging storytelling endeared him to audiences. His distinctive style and ability to address various topics with humor and insight left an indelible mark on the industry.

Numerous prominent figures and fans have expressed their condolences following his passing. Gardner was previously married to the renowned artist Lady Jay Dee before their separation.

His legacy as a passionate broadcaster and his impact on the media landscape will be remembered fondly by all who had the privilege of experiencing his work. Gardner G. Habash leaves behind a void in the hearts of many, but his spirit and contributions will continue to inspire future generations in the realm of journalism and beyond.


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