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Afro Jazz legend Manu Dibango dies from covid 19

Cameroonian jazz legend Manu Dibango has died aged 86.

The saxophone player died from a coronavirus infection, according to a statement on his official Facebook page on Tuesday.

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He was being treated after testing positive for covid 19.

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Early in March, Emmanuel N’Djoké Dibango was admitted after he tested positive for Coronavirus. He was admitted at the Melun hospital in Paris where he succumbed to the disease.

The 86-year-old saxophonist was considered one of the foremost pioneers of Afro-jazz, known for his fusion of funk with traditional Cameroonian sounds.

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