SA, world remembers music icon Johnny Clegg

SA, world remembers music icon Johnny Clegg

South Africa and the world are paying tribute to legendary musician, Johnny Clegg.  

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Clegg passed away yesterday with his family at his side - after a years-long battle with cancer. 

He was 66-years-old.

Government has called the late singer and anthropologist - a towering giant and one of the country's most celebrated sons.  

Clegg's manager, Roddy Quin says it's a loss felt by all South South Africans. 

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"We have lost an absolutely legendary icon - someone who South Africa loved and he loved South Africa. South Africans know what they have lost," Quinn said. 

Clegg is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jenny and their two sons Jesse and Jaron. The family will be holding a private funeral service.  

There will be a service for members of the public to pay their respects - those details will be announced in due course.

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