Today is Eric Arubayi’s burial, and in an uncommon and amazing display of strength, the late gospel singer’s widow, Chinonso Arubayi has spoken for the first time since his passing, declaring that the 3rd Place Runner up of maiden Idols West African show is alive and lives on in the hearts of family, friends and fans.

Chinonso also used the opportunity to express gratitude to all and sundry for their love and support during the whole time after her husband’s passing. Hear her:

“My husband is not dead…@ericarubayi is alive. Thanks for the show of love and support. The Sound by @ericarubayi”

Chinonso, make up artist, vlogger and TV content creator, lost Eric to the cold hands of death following what family sources say was complications from taking expired malaria drugs on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Until his death, Eric was a gospel singer, with business interest in interior decorating.

Eric’s burial is slated for today in Warri Delta state.

May his soul Rest in A Better Place.

May God grant his young widow and charming son the strength and grace to live through the loss.