EM NEWS - Legendary musician, Hugh Masekela is dead 1

African’s jazz legend, Hugh Masekela,”the father of South African jazz” as he is often called, has died at the age of 78.

Masekela was a South African trumpeter. He died in Johannesburg after battling prostate cancer.This was disclosed in a statement by his family on Tuesday.

“After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa, surrounded by his family.” the statement reads

Masekela gained global recognition with his distinctive Afro-Jazz sound and hit song-Soweto Blues.

Masekela was also number three on the list of top ten African richest musicians.

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BY: KARAH ADU

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