- On 23 January 2018, South Africans lost a legend - Hugh Masekela
- When the second anniversary of his death came around recently, Hugh's son shared a beautiful and heartfelt tribute
- It was so real and honest that it touched the hearts of many social media users
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Hugh Masekela is a natural treasure, and he is greatly missed, along with his music that can reach right into a person's soul.
He passed away on 23 January 2018, and the country took a moment to mourn him with tributes shared on social media.
Hugh's son, Salema 'Sal' Masekela, also penned down a message in which he poured out his heart.
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The words that Sal shared resonated with his followers, whose hearts were moved by what the young man had to say.
Part of his post read:
"January 23rd, 2020. Two Years. Sometimes it feels like you’ve been gone 2 days. Others it feels like 20 years. There is no rhyme or reason to it. It doesn’t hurt more.
"It doesn’t hurt less. What intensifies is the love. Deepens in ways unfathomable before. A beautiful thing.
"May we all find ways to exhaust every breath of this life with half the passion and childlike drive you exhibited till the end of your journey here. I know you’re doing it times 1,000,000 on the other side. I joyfully miss you, man."
Here's the full post:
Briefly.co.za noticed that many social media users commented on the post, appreciating the message to his dad that Sal shared.
"What a wonderful tribute."
"Beautiful, Sal. No doubt he remains more proud of you than ever."
"Your voice and the journey you’ve been sharing of late, are magnificent. Respect and much love to you and your father, Sal."
"Beautiful Sal. Sending love your way today."
"Sending you love and strength, your pops was an amazing man full of talent, reflect on the amazing life he shared with the world...I will listen to his music today to fill our house with love and joy..."
"Sending extra love your way."
"So beautifully put."
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