- Philip Tabane passed away on Friday morning
- The veteran jazz artist is best known for hits such as Nkupi and Muvhango
- South Africans from all walks of life have reacted to his passing
Legendary jazz artist, Philip Tabane, has passed away at the age of 84, his family has confirmed.
The veteran musician passed away at the Mamelodi hospital in Pretoria on Friday morning, Briefly.co.za learned.
According to Times Live, he was taken ill and admitted at the hospital earlier this week. His illness is understood to have been age-related.
Dr Sello Galane, Tabane's friend and family spokesperson, said:
We were with him just yesterday evening. Doctors called this morning to ask the family to come and see him.
It was a massive shock to all of us and the news is still quite fresh. We console ourselves with the knowledge that he was surrounded by family when he passed.
Tabane was best known for hits such as Nkupi and Muvhango. He was part of the musical group known as The Malombo Jazz Men.
The South African Music Awards honoured Tabane with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.
South Africans from all walks of life have paid tribute to Tabane on social media. See some of the reactions below.
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