RIP Bra Hugh: A baobab tree has fallen – Nathi Mthethwa

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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What is your favorite song by the Legendary Hugh Masekela? 

Tributes continue to pour in on social media.

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A Legend: Tribute to Hugh Masekela


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Remembering Hugh Masekela: the horn player with a shrewd ear for music of the day (Via The Conversation)

"I don't want to be yesterday's guy."


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President Zuma sends his condolences on passing of Mr Hugh Masekela

President Jacob Zuma has expressed heartfelt condolences on the sad passing of internationally acclaimed jazz artist, legendary trumpeter, cultural activist and liberation struggle veteran Mr Hugh Masekela, who has passed on at the age of 78.

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