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What happened to Asia wa Charles? Tributes pour in as Ugandan TikTok star passes away

Asia wa Charles recently died at the age of 36 (Image via Rhonna Kams/Facebook)
Asia wa Charles recently died at the age of 36 (Image via Rhonna Kams/Facebook)

Famous Ugandan TikTok star Asia wa Charles, also known as Asia Namirembe, passed away on January 27, 2023, at the age of 36. The news was confirmed by SB4 Media's Rogers Sebunya, who has requested everyone to pray for the well-being of her family members.

Asia's family stated that she was suffering from stomach pain and toothache for a week. When the situation worsened, she was immediately hospitalized and had to undergo emergency surgery. However, she did not survive the surgery and was announced dead on Friday morning.

Kitalo: RIP Asia Wa Charles πŸ˜­πŸ™ https://t.co/p7KoRcUwJy

Following her death, her friend Charles, expressed his grief in a video recorded by NBS entertainment journalist Kayz at Asia's vigil. He described Namirembe as his best friend and said that he would miss her as she was an entertaining personality and was loved by everyone at the places where she went to. Charles further stated that they were preparing for a few more shows.


"I feel truly saddened": Netizens pay tribute to Asia wa Charles in the wake of her demise

Asia wa Charles was known for being open-minded, and her supposed "love affair" with Charles grabbed the attention of the headlines. While the duo was shooting for wedding apparel advertising, the news went viral on social media that they had tied the knot.

The Tiktoker had created several videos with Charles. Moreover, SB4 contributed to making Asia a popular social media personality, and her fans and followers loved her for her dance and skits with Charles. They even appeared together at various events as a couple.

Since Asia wa Charles gained recognition for her entertaining content on TikTok, as soon as news of her untimely death surfaced on the internet, Twitteratis flooded the social media platform with tributes.

I feel truly saddened that you are no more with us. Rip Asia wa Charles πŸ˜₯ https://t.co/eVtPh5P5bE
RIP ASIA wa Charles..this is so sad😭😭😭 #asiauganda https://t.co/mP6Qy6cvC0
Rest well Asia πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ˜­#RIP Asia wa Charles https://t.co/ex2M3Kq9yA
Woke up to this sad news , rip Asia wa Charles πŸ™ https://t.co/eTQZf1I5Fo
Son of the soil in kyotera attending a final send off of our own Asia wa Charles.RIP Asia https://t.co/QeLIGm8Puf
We loved her a lot, but God loves her more. Rip Asia wa Charles πŸ˜₯ https://t.co/DWCposlMrP
Rip Asia wa Charles πŸ™ https://t.co/Nr64TYAo1w
Juma Kareem to the entire Ummah πŸ™RIP Asia wa Charles πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”
We loved her a lot, but God loves her more. Rip Asia wa Charles πŸ˜₯ https://t.co/SCJ1bkPuAR

Several well-known social media personalities recently attended Asia wa Charles' funeral on January 30

Asia's funeral was held on January 30, 2023, at Nakasoga village in Kirumba sub-county in Kyotera District. The funeral was attended by well-known social media personalities alongside Frank Abaho, who is the President of TikTokers Association in Uganda. He praised all the TikTok stars present there for adjusting their time to pay their respects to Asia.

Asia wa Charles was known for her TikTok videos (Image via OxGaps)
Asia wa Charles was known for her TikTok videos (Image via OxGaps)

The funeral witnessed the presence of several other celebrities. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, aka Bobi Wine, of the National Unity Platform was also present and asked all the TikTok stars to use the platform to increase awareness on various issues. It turned out, Robert used to be a classmate of Asia and the duo also belonged to the same village. He stated:

"TikTok is not only for fun, you are influential people who can change this world, use the platform appropriately."

Asia's friend Charles, who is often referred to as her husband, also spoke to the attendees and clarified that he and the Ugandan TikToker were not married. Charles further stated that he and Asia collaborated on TikTok videos despite being described as husband and wife on different websites.

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Edited by Priya Majumdar
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