South Africa says goodbye to Hugh Masekela

2018-01-23 09:58
Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - Legendary South African musician Hugh Masekela has died after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.

The celebrated musician was 78-years-old.

Social media users across the country mourned the death of the renowned artist. Fans and celebrities have jumped on social media to express their sadness. 

Masekela started treatment for prostate cancer in 2008, and underwent surgery in March 2016 when the cancer started to spread. 

Masekela is known for his jazz compositions, as well as for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as Soweto Blues and Bring Him Back Home.

Social media users have expressed their heartache on Twitter