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Humphrey Mayanja: Chameleone’s elder brother dies

Humphrey Mayanja, the elder sibling of the singing trio of Jose Chameleone, Weasel Manizo and Pallaso has died, sources have confirmed.

Chameleone posted a picture of Humphrey on his Facebook page with only his name and a crying emoji.

Humphrey, 49, was diagnosed with cancer last year after suffering a stomach complication while travelling to the US, Douglas Mayanja, aka Weasel, told local media in February.

“It’s true Humphrey is not well,” Weasel said at the time. “He is suffering from cancer. It’s a trying moment for us and the entire family, especially mom who is also having her own sicknesses.”

Humphrey had in July last year revealed that while traveling to Boston, he kept falling asleep and having intermittent fevers.

Sharing a picture of him that was taken while in the ER in  Boston, Humphrey said that while at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands for a connecting flight, he “didn’t feel well and I have never felt like that before”.

After resting at home, he had woken up with his stomach “inflating” every five minutes.

Humphrey Mayanja in a picture he released to the public after he was discharged from hospital last year.

“This was so painful that I could not walk or eat anything,” he said.

“My Best friend decided to drive me to the ER, I got diagnosed and a decision was made that I be retained for further analysis. They immediately inserted a nasogastric tube (very irritating process) inside me… Anyway it all ended in surgery.”

Nasogastric intubation is a medical process involving the insertion of a plastic tube through the nose, down the esophagus, and down into the stomach.

The tube may be used for treatments such as sucking excess fluids out of the stomach and delivering medicines. It also can deliver fluid that contains nutrients directly into the stomach.

Humphrey, along with second born Henry Kasozi (and their sister Josephine), are the only of the male Mayanjas who was not into entertainment and music recording where Joseph (Chameleone), Douglas (Weasel), Pius (Pallaso) and the late Emmanuel (AK 47) made their name.

In a family where the siblings in showbiz are often finding in the news for the wrong reasons, Humphrey played the elder brother, often bringing his young siblings together whenever they fell out.

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