Condolences pour in for Moses Tau

The PNG Music scene has been left in a state of shock over the sudden passing of a vibrant music showman, Moses Tau.

The iconic star passed away last night in the nation’s capital after he collapsed at the Lamana hotel.

As soon as word got out, many social media users on Facebook started sharing emotional posts about the death of the vibrant music sensation.

One popular post was that of the Minister for APEC and member for Moresby South, Justin Tkatchenko, who alerted his followers of the death.

The Minister who was still in a state of shock this morning, spoke about the vibrant nature of the late Tau who he stated was a close personal friend and supporter to him.

The minister revealed that the late star was diagnosed with Throat cancer and had had initially undergone an operation but need to seek further treatment.

Tkatchenko said that the star at the time of his death was liaising with Lamana to coordinate a fundraiser concert for him to help with the costs for his additional treatment.

The minister reflected that his electorate will really miss the enigmatic showman who had been a big part of his life and supported him tirelessly.

Meantime, during his address at the Digital economy forum this morning, the Acting Prime Minister, Charles Able, also passed his condolences on behalf of the government to the family and friends of Moses Tau.

Able said that Tau was a fine character who stood his ground despite many challenges.

“It is a sad day for the country and the PNG music industry” reflected the Acting Prime Minister.


Picture courtesy of Moses Tau Facebook page -

Julianna Waeda