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.