The legend of not just South Africa, but of many nations has died.
The jazz musician had been battling with prostate cancer for over 8 years and had been undergoing treatment for years until his last battle today. He was born 4 April 1939 and has died at 78 years old.
His family issued out a statement of his passing, stated that he passed peacefully in Johannesburg surrounded by his family.
Hugh Masikela was a South African’s best known for being a trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer.
Rest in Peace father of South African Jazz.