Cameroonian Afro-Jazz legend, Manu Dibango dies after contracting the Coronavirus.
Lately, the news has been filled with the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak all over the world which has left a whole lot of mortalities. Now, Afro-Jazz legend Manu Dibango has become one of the first celebrities to die after contracting the new virus.
A message shared by his representatives through his official Facebook page announced his death. According to his music publisher Thierry Durepaire, he died this morning in a hospital in the Paris region. Already plans have been made for his burial which has been revealed would be strictly private.
Burial attendance in the country has been reduced to 20. The shared information also reveals that “a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible“.
The Cameroonian Afro-Jazz star died at the age of 86, and is best known for the 1972 hit, Soul Makossa. He is credited to have pushed his genre to great heights, and also experimenting with elements of funk.