Home Mzansi Celebs SA musician Johnny clegg has died

SA musician Johnny clegg has died

Johnny Clegg

South African music legend Johnny Clegg has died. The local singer’s death was confirmed to Channel24 via a statement released to the press by Johnny’s longtime manager Roddy Quin.

In the statement Roddy said: “It is with immense sadness that we confirm that Jonathan (Johnny) Clegg, OBE OIS, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the afternoon of 16 July 2019 at his family home in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Johnny Clegg

The touching tribute continued: “Johnny leaves deep footprints in the hearts of every person that considers him/herself to be an African. He showed us what it was to assimilate to and embrace other cultures without losing your identity. An anthropologist that used his music to speak to every person. With his unique style of music he traversed cultural barriers like few others. In many of us he awakened awareness.”

The 66-year-old musician was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and told The Juice in 2017: “I’m dealing with another parallel world that I work in with my diagnosis. Pancreatic [cancer] is lethal. There’s no way out of it.

Clegg’s song Scatterlings of Africa topped charts in South Africa and made gave the singer his first entry into the UK Charts.

The immensely popular song was also featured on the soundtrack to the 1988 Oscar-winning film Rain Man. Other hits by the veteran performer include: Impi, Great Heart, African Sky Blue and many more.

You might also like…Mo Flava to take over DJ Fresh’s place – Here is Why

Metro FM afternoon drive show host Mo Flava has been pointed to replace fired DJ Fresh as the breakfast show host on a full-time basis.

Mo Flava

DJ Fresh was dragged for using foul language on air on his popular Metro FM breakfast show, resulting in him being temporarily suspended which late got him sacked…Read more here

Source: Channel24

Loading...

Are You Looking for a NEW JOB?

Are you looking for a job or maybe you are already working but want a new job? We have you covered on our Jobs Listings website. We post only genuine jobs and you can apply for free. See All Jobs Here