Jesse Clegg's wife, Dani dies after cancer battle

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Dani Cooperman, Jesse Clegg and Mylah Thandolwethu Clegg
Dani Cooperman, Jesse Clegg and Mylah Thandolwethu Clegg
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Jesse Clegg's wife, Dani Cooperman has died. 

The singer confirmed the news in a statement on Instagram on Thursday, revealing that Dani had died after being diagnosed with cancer.

"It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of my beautiful Dani," he wrote. "She was diagnosed with cancer last year and fought with incredible courage and grace until the end."

"Her soul has moved on to its next great adventure and she is now at peace. She will be dearly missed by her family and the many lives that she touched. She was the love of my life and an incredible mother to our daughter, Mylah. Her beautiful spirit lives on in her."

Clegg concluded his message: "Go well my love, I'll see you on the other side."

The couple welcomed their first child together in March 2021.

"It brings Dani and I profound joy to announce that the Clegg family has gotten a little bigger," Jesse announced in a statement to News24 at the time.

Following news of her death, industry friends shared their condolences with the Clegg family.

Karen Zoid wrote on Twitter: "All our hearts and prayers with this wonderful man today. Our deepest condolences for the loss of beautiful and bubbly Dani. She shines through Mylah who is so lucky to have you as her daddy. Our brother in music and in life. We are right beside you champion."


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