South Africans mourn the death of Johnny Clegg

2019-07-16 21:20
 
Johnny Clegg

Cape Town - South African music legend Johnny Clegg has died after a four year battle with pancreatic cancer.

The 66-year-old died at his family home on Wednesday in Johannesburg.

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Fans and industry friends took to social media to mourn and pay tribute to the singer.

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa lead the tributes on Twitter: "A towering giant has fallen with the passing of legendary Singer-songwriter & Anthropologist Johnny Clegg. Our hearts are sore & as he famously sang in Asimbonanga "oh the sea is cold & the sky is grey" as we contend with the loss of a torchbearer of our struggle for freedom."

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