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The million-dollar casket bearing the remains of Zari Hassan's ex-husband

The million-dollar casket bearing the remains of Zari Hassan's ex-husband

- Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan's ex-husband passed away after suffering a stroke

- For a week, Ivan Semewanga was admitted in a South African hospital in Pretoria

- His body was then flown home to Uganda where a funeral service was held for him

- What is clear to everyone is Ivan Semewanga's wealth which he never shied away from displaying in public

- His ex-wife is in a relationship with popular singer Diamond Platnumz, they have two children together

The late Ivan Semwanga, the ex-husband to Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan passed away on Thursday, May 25.

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Hassan, the current wife to Tanzania bongo superstar Diamond Platnumz broke the news on social media that the father of her three sons passed away after a week of being admitted to hospital. Semwanga suffered a stroke that led to his admission at a Pretoria, South Africa hospital.

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Ivan Semwanga with Zari Hassan

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The entertainment scene was thrown into shock after Zari announced the death of her socialite ex-husband Ivan Semwanga.

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Ivan's body was received at Entebbe International Airport by mourners

Fans, family and friends all gathered to mourn their beloved, friend and brother.

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Mourners await the casket bearing Ivan Semwanga's remains

His body was brought home to Uganda where it was received by hundreds of mourners at Entebbe International Airport.

On Monday, May 29, a funeral service was held for the late Semwanga at Namiremebe Cathedral as hundreds of mourners joined his family to bid him farewell.

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The late Ivan's body arrives in church for the funeral service

The late Ivan was a billionaire tycoon with properties in both Uganda and South Africa, including multi million shilling mansions, numerous high end vehicles and a group of high end schools in South Africa.

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Mourners follow the casket into the church.

Before his death, it was rumoured that Zari was already eyeing her late ex-husband's wealth which resulted in a bitter fight between her and Ivan's siblings.

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She was branded a gold digger who camped at Ivan's bed, waiting for the bad news so that she can go ahead and claim everything.

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Minister leading the procession of Ivan's corpse into the church

Diamond Platinumz was quoted as saying it was a big tragedy for Zari and her family to lose Ivan considering they sired three sons together.

He said this while on tour in Kenya, saying he couldn't have put off the Kenyan trip after promising his fans to show up on Sunday, May 28, for the Koroga Festival.

This, of course, was able to happen after Zari allowed him to keep the promise.

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This is how Zari eulogized her late ex-husband:

"God loves those that are special and that's exactly who you were & I guess that's why he wanted you to himself. You have touched and helped thousands, you did wonders and I remember you telling me "life is too short let me live it to the fullest",

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Zari and her sons arrive for the funeral service

"This very dark hour it makes sense why you always said those words to me. To your sons, you were a hero-some kind of superman. Anyone who has ever been in your presence knows what a charming person you were,

"You will be missed and remembered in so many ways. You were IVAN THE GREAT! Rest in peace DON," wrote Zari on social media.

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Zari Hassan with her sons at her ex-husband's funeral service

Ivan leaves behind three sons he sired during his 10-year marriage to Zari. Scroll down for more photos from the funeral service:

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Mourners joined Zari and her sons to bid farewell to her children's father

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The late Ivan Semwanga's son by his casket

May his soul rest in peace.

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One of the late Ivan's sons reads the word during the service

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