Mabele passed on at a Paris hospital where he had been admitted on Thursday night.
Confirming the death through a Facebook post from Paris France, journalist Robert Brazza paid tribute to the musician.
The singer is believed to have passed away in France which has seen 371 deaths for the virus which broke out in China in late 2019. According to health agency director Jerome Salomon, the number of cases had risen to 10,995, up from 9,134 on Tuesday, a rise of 20% in 24 hours.
Mabele was one of the founders of the legendary super group Loketo (hips) band, formed in the mid-1980s alongside Mav Cacharel and Diblo Dibala, which broke up a few years later.
He was one of the first Paris-based soukous stars and set the standard with several LPs in the 1980s.
Mabele is known for hits such as Embargo, Liste Rouge and many others. May he rest in peace. May he rest in peace.
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