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South Africa Loses Legendary Musician Hugh Masekela

South Africa Loses Legendary Musician Hugh Masekela
South Africa Loses Legendary Musician Hugh Masekela.

Legendary South African trumpeter and musician Hugh Masekela has passed on after a protracted battle with cancer.

Hugh Masekela who is widely regarded as the ‘father of South African jazz’ passed on at the age of 78.

The musician before his demise had a long battle with prostate cancer for about a decade since 2008 when he was first diagnosed.

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His family has since made an official statement announcing the passing away of the revered musician.

‘After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa surrounded by his family.’

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During his active days Hugh Masekela wrote anti-apartheid songs which were popular in the fight for the release of Nelson Mandela.

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