Breaking: Hugh Masekela dies

Popular South African musician, Hugh Masekela has died. He was 78.

According the South Africa’s SABC news channel, Masekela, who was fighting prostate cancer and disclosed his ailment last December, died this morning.

More details to follow.


  1. aaaaaah Rest in Peace Brother Hugh………

  2. Sekuru Chaminuka

    Comment…Bra Hugh RIP

  3. rest in peace bro

  4. What a loss! RIP Bra Hugh

  5. Rest in Peace Bra Hugh. Your music will live forever

  6. May his dear soul rest in eternal peace…

  7. Afro jazz fans am sure will miss you Masekela. I was listening to your song “Send Me” when i got the news that you passed away Masekela. I am one of your staunch fans among millions who adore you world over. I am saddened by your untimely departure brother. In fact I started loving your music from the 1970s when I was a student at Manama High School in Gwanda in Matebeleland South Province. May your soul Rest in Peace.

  8. These cancers are a problem.

  9. Coool crooner you will be missed

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