Dr Phiri, famed for his works as an HIV activist and cancer crusader died this morning at the University Teaching Hospital after a long battle with cancer.
The former ZNBC Director General left a wish that his body be cremated within 24 hours of death.
He body was cremated at a private ceremony at Ambassador St Anne’s Crematorium in Lusaka.
A low-key memorial ceremony was held at his Musa Farm in Kafue.
Dr Phiri was evacuated to South Africa on January 19 but was sent back home after his condition deteriorated.