It is trying times for the family of Cameroonian saxophone legend, Manu Dibango, who died on Tuesday, after battling complications from coronavirus.
The 86-year-old “Big Blow” musician died on Tuesday morning at a hospital outside Paris, France, according to AFP.
The musician’s family, who is best known for the 1972 hit “Soul Makossa”, announced on his Facebook page last week that he had been admitted to hospital after contracting the virus.
A message on his official Facebook confirmed that Manu died after contracting COVID-19.
The statement reads:
Dear family,dear friends,dear fans,A voice raises from far away… It is with deep sadness that we announce you the loss of Manu Dibango,our Papy Groove,who passed away on 24th of March 2020,at 86 years old,due to covid 19.
His funeral service will be held in strict privacy,and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible. If you wish to express your condolences,please write to the following email:[email protected] To Manu, Ad Lib…