Photos: Samuel L. Jackson & Nigeria’s Burna Boy’s Tributes To The Late Hugh Masekela

January 24, 2018 1:48 pm

South African trumpeter and jazz musician Hugh Ramopolo Masekela, who had a Number One hit with his version of “Grazing In the Grass,”died Tuesday in Johannesburg after a battle with prostate cancer.

He was 78.

In a post on Twitter, the Masekela family wrote: “A loving father, brother, grandfather and friend, our hearts beat with profound loss … Hugh’s global and activist contribution to and participation in the areas of music, theatre, and the arts in general is contained in the minds and memory of millions across six continents and we are blessed and grateful to be part of a life and ever-expanding legacy of love, sharing and vanguard creativity that spans the time and space of six decades.”
Masekela’s son, TV host Selema “Sal” Masekela also shared a statement in which he remembered his father’s passion for music and fighting social injustice.
Read what Hollywood actor, Samuel L.Jackson, Nigerian singer, Burna Boy and UAE based Nigerian blogger, Toyeen B tweeted:

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Rest in peace sir, you will be missed!

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