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Johnny Clegg Dies At The Age Of 66; Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer In 2015

News by Krijana Duwal Published on 17 Jul,2019

South-African Musician And Anthropologist Johnny Clegg Died At The Age Of 66.

  • Johnny Clegg died at the age of 66.
  • His manager Roddy Quin confirmed the tragic news releasing a statement where he admitted that Johnny died on Tuesday, 16th July.
  • Johnny showed the world what it was to assimilate to and to embrace other cultures without losing own identity.
  • The South African government has also shared its condolences to Johnny’s family and close friends.
  • Back in 2015, Johnny was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • Johnny co-founded two interracial bands including Savuka with Dudu Zulu and Juluka with Sipho Mchunu.

Johnny Clegg, singer better known for his Zulu rhythms and sounds with Western styles, died at his family house in Johannesburg, South Africa. His manager Roddy Quin confirmed the tragic news releasing a statement where he admitted that Johnny died on Tuesday, 16th July.

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Roddy, in the statement, claimed that Johnny showed the world what it was to assimilate to and to embrace other cultures without losing their own identity.

He added:

An anthropologist that used his music to speak to every person. With his unique style of music he traversed cultural barriers like few others. In many of us he awakened awareness.

The South African government has also shared its condolences to Johnny’s family and close friends. In the tweet, they insisted that Johnny has left deep footprints in their hearts. They added:

He showed us what it was to assimilate to and embrace other cultures without losing your identity.

Back in 2015, Johnny was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but it did not stop him from continuing to tour around the world.

Johnny’s music has always been described as groundbreaking during the apartheid era. He also co-founded two interracial bands including Savuka with Dudu Zulu and Juluka with Sipho Mchunu.

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