MultiChoice announced that it will be lowering monthly DStv subscription fees in several African countries

An anonymous caller filed a report against Adam Levine for abusing his wife and 4-week-old daughter

Funk legend Jimmy Castor dies

2012-01-18 08:08

Las Vegas - A funk and pop saxophonist best known for It's Just Begun has died of apparent heart failure in a Las Vegas hospital.

The son of Jimmy Castor says the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist from New York City died on Monday at age 71. He had been hospitalised in November before undergoing a quadruple bypass surgery.

Jimmy Castor jnr says he has seen his father's 1972 song, It's Just Begun, performed hundreds of times, and his works have been sampled by top performers, including Kanye West, Ice Cube, the Spice Girls and Madonna.

The younger Castor says "no matter what country you're in, no matter what language you speak, everyone knows it".

Read more on:    celebrity deaths  |  music publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

It’s almost time for the second OneSight Acoustics event in Johannesburg at The Good Luck Bar. Read More »

Jozi five piece Rubber Duc finally gave their fans a full album after releasing countless hits over the last two years. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.