JUST IN: Cameroon Jazz Legend, Manu Dibango Dies Of Coronavirus At 86
Cameroonian Jazz legend, Manu Dibango has reportedly died of coronavirus at 86.
The saxophonist was considered one of the foremost pioneers of Afro-jazz, known for his fusion of funk with traditional Cameroonian sounds.
Last week, a post on his Facebook page had announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was receiving treatment in a Hospital in France.
Some reports had disclosed that the Cameroonian music legend has contracted the virus while he was admitted at the Lariboisiere Hospital in France for another health issue.
The multitalented artist finally bowed to the deadly disease this Tuesday March 24, 2020.
As an Afro-Jazz ambassador, he is famed for one of the greatest hits of African music, Soul Makossa released in 1972.
Having decades of an exceptional musical career, Manu Dibango before his illness still honoured music as a platform to serve.
He quit the scene at 86, leaving behind three children and family members.