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South Africa mourns music legend Johnny Clegg

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South African music legend, Johnny Clegg, has died at the age of 66 a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The musician’s family spokesperson Roddy Quinn shared the news in a statement which said in part: “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.”

“His passing has left us numb and we request that the family’s privacy be respected during this trying time. The family will be holding a private funeral service and we ask you to please respect the families wishes. There will be a service for the public to pay their respects and the details hereof will be announced in due course,” Quinn said.

South Africans have taken to social media to pay tribute to the legend.

South Africa mourns music legend Johnny Clegg. May his soul rest in peace.

 

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Johnny Clegg you entertained us, you made us sing and dance and you brought tears to our eyes . You will be missed by all of those that you touched. Rest in peace our “White Zulu” Under the African Sun ” All the words in truth we have spoken That the wind has blown away It’s only you that remains with me Clear as the light of day”. We love you #ripjohnnyclegg1f1ff 1f1e6 - South Africa mourns music legend Johnny Clegg #johhnyclegg #juluka #savuka #siphomchunu #weloveyoujohnny #southafricanrootsrundeep

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My Inspiration has passed away1f622 - South Africa mourns music legend Johnny Clegg1f625 - South Africa mourns music legend Johnny Clegg. Whilst other kids were listening to Barney, I was getting a political education and taught to be conscious of my privilege and how to use it to benefit my fellow countryman. Thank you for teaching me what it means to be South African. #johnnyclegg #ripjohnnyclegg #ripjohnnyclegg #ripjohnnyclegg1f1ff 1f1e6 - South Africa mourns music legend Johnny Clegg

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Go with peace, thank you for sharing your passion with us.. Thank you impi!! #ripjohnnyclegg1f1ff 1f1e6 - South Africa mourns music legend Johnny Clegg

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The world has lost an incredible human and I’m heartbroken #ripjohnnyclegg1f1ff 1f1e6 - South Africa mourns music legend Johnny Clegg #johnnyclegg

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Bathembu my lil brother fresh as a graduate from UCT shares an apartment with in Sunnyside. I am a Jnr academic in the department of Constitutional law at Unisa . He is weird , he keeps his unkempt hair . We call him DJ what . He settles in the Highveld . I then learn he appreciates Rre Johnny Clegg, Freshly Ground , he comments that’s Pro Vusi Mahlasela has a salient sex message in his songs . Ten years I speak as his friend in eBhofolo . The family apparently knew from the first day . #ripjohnnyclegg1f1ff 1f1e6 - South Africa mourns music legend Johnny Clegg

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It is with deep sadness that we morn the passing of a true South African icon. Johnny Clegg your memory, legacy and music will live on forever! Our hearts go out to his family and all who loved him. #ripjohnnyclegg1f1ff 1f1e6 - South Africa mourns music legend Johnny Clegg

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