Chiedza (15) had apparently committed suicide. She was living with her aunt, Tawona Maraire at the time of her tragic death.
“We are heartbroken to share the news that Chiedza Brown has passed away tragically on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Chiedza was a loving daughter, sister, cousin and friend. She was a remarkable girl who touched the lives of everyone who met her.
“Chiedza was an accomplished singer, painter, actress and had a true love and gift for playing the mbira that she learned from her mother.
“She was known to all for her bright energy and was always laughing. She was an incredibly caring person who had dreams of pursuing her art and music.
“She will be remembered for her energy, her smile and her love for all. The Maraire and Brown families are asking for privacy as they mourn the loss of such a young life."