LATEST: South African music legend Hugh Masekela dies

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

The veteran trumpeter and ground breaking artist was 78. The star was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. 

He went on to cancel all scheduled performances in October, as his health was deteriorating.  


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Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has confirmed the news.






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BREAKING: South African music legend Hugh Masekela dies

Hugh Masekela

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The family has released a statement following his death:



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Hugh Masekela's life remembered in photos


Hugh Masekela

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Simphiwe Dana says goodbye to Hugh Masekela in moving tribute:




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South Africa says goodbye to Hugh Masekela





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TV personality Nandi Madida rememebers time spent with Hugh Masekela.



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Hugh Masekela's family releases statement following his death



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What is your favorite song by the Legendary Hugh Masekela? 

Tributes continue to pour in on social media.















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