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Rapper Joshua Tuyishime known for stage name as Jay Polly has passed on at Muhima Hospital where he was taken for medical attention.
It is said that the artiste died last night succumbing to natural cause.
Jay Polly was taken to the hospital from Mageragere Prison and died upon arrival.
Jay Polly,33, was arrested recently at his home in Kibagabaga along with 11 people for violating COVID-19 preventive measures and illegal possession and abuse of marijuana.
Credible sources have revealed that the artiste along with three colleagues consumed illicit beverages in Mageragere Prison which resulted into side effects.
Other colleagues recovered but Jay Polly’s health conditions continued to deteriorate with bellyaches until he was taken to Muhima Hospital where he succumbed to related complications.
Jean Maurice Uwera, the elder brother of Jay Polly has also confirmed that he has died.
“Jay Polly has died. We heard that he breathed the last at Muhima Hospital. However, I was not aware of his sickness,” he said.
Jay Polly gained popularity as a rapper since 2008 when he joined Tuff Gang crew.
Some of her hit songs include ‘Ku musenyi’, ‘Deux fois Deux’ and ‘Akanyarirajisho’ among others.
In 2014, the artiste won Primus Guma Guma Super Star and has since then maintained popularity among Hip Hop fans.
In 2018, Jay Polly was handed five month sentence for assaulting her wife.
Following his release in 2019, Jay Polly resumed his music and released more songs that earned him fame.
In April 2021, he was arrested for drug abuse and remanded for 30 days. He has breathed before his trial in substance due on 2nd December 2021.