Celebs pay tribute to legendary musician Hugh Masekela

Image: Instagram
Image: Instagram
Hugh Masekela passed away at a Johannesburg hospital on Tuesday morning after announcing in 2017 that he had prostate cancer. His family issued a statement on Tuesday to confirm the news.

"After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa, surrounded by his family."

Celebrities have taken to social media to express their emotions about the passing of the musician.

See a few of them below

RIP mntu’omdala olufezile ugqatso ???? Silahlekelwe siyiAfrica

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We love you Bra Hugh. ???????? #RestInPeaceHughMasekela

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#RIPBRAHUGH Ahh man! Thank you for the decades of music. Phumula.

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?? . Bra Hugh . Legend

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Rest In Harmony Jazz King #BraHugh #AfricanKingKong #StillGrazing ???????????

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Thank you ???? #ripbrahughmasekela The best Christmas ??

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Ai ai ai. Angazi ngithini. Bra Hugh Masekela -Legend-Wise-Playful They say Legends never die they simply move on to the next dimension. Wow, what a life well lived. Thank you for the music and the true stories you always told from your experiences in the world. A brother, a father, a hubby, a motivational speaker and published author. Baba, you were many things to many people. The impact you had on the world is indispute, even for young ladies who like weaves. we knew where you stood at all times. Having left your family to travel the world must’ve opened your eyes to the importance of loving the skin, hair we’re in as Africans. Aah Bra Hugh your musicality was on another plane. Thank you for shining your light so bright that even through your mistakes corrected, we learnt and shone our own lights. Thank you for validating me every time we met, whether it was about Khumbu or the gender violence work or better yet asking Why I’m not singing anymore. The cherry on top was when you would perform my hit song Abuti yo at your concerts- Wow. What’s weird though is that in some deep place in me, I kind of knew that I was interacting with you for the last time, when we worked together in CT last year. The jokes you were making as thandiswa and I stood watch at your door. I will always be in awe of you and a lil scared of you as I always was. Thank you from the pits of my stomach. May your journey to the other side be peaceful and marvelous. Rest in your Power Hugh Masekela ????????????????????????????

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Rest In Peace Bra Hugh ??

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I have no words ??????????????????????

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