Princess Tsehai died in Nekemte on 17 August 1942, from complications during childbirth. Her baby did not survive. She was buried in the crypt of the Ba'eta Le Mariam Monastery in Addis Ababa that had been built as the mausoleum church of Emperor Menelik II.
^Mentioned by her father in his Life and Ethiopia's Progress (translated by Edward Ullendorff [Chicago: Research Associates, 1999]), at p. 296. Ullendorff's note provides some details about her and Abiye Abebe's lives.