“Tsewang Norbu tried to protest the Chinese government by attempting to self-immolate and according to few of my reliable sources from inside Tibet, (he) has died,” a Tibetan living in exile told RFA.
The date and place of his death could not immediately be confirmed. RFA could not reach his family and relatives in Lhasa. Norbu’s mother, Sonam Wangmo, is also a well-known artist in China, the exile source said. The singer's uncle, Sogkhar Lodoe, is one of the longest-serving known Tibetan political prisoners, have already served 23 years in prison for two previous convictions when he was given an 18-year sentence for protesting in front of the Potala Palace in January 2018.