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Manu Dibango : African saxophone legend dies of Covid-19 - best known for his 1972 song Soul Makossa

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The African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after catching coronavirus.

Dibango – best known for his 1972 song Soul Makossa – is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19.

The 86-year-old fused jazz and funk music with traditional sounds from his home country, Cameroon.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce you the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove,” a statement on his official Facebook page read.

His funeral will take place in “strict privacy”, the statement read, 

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This is such a massive loss. May he rest in eternal peace 

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