Emmanuel N’Djoké Dibango, a Cameroonian musician and songwriter who played saxophone and vibraphone has died in Paris soon after contracting the coronavirus.
Thierry Durepaire, his tunes publisher, stated that he died on Tuesday in a hospital in Paris.
Confirming his death, his loved ones in a assertion unveiled on his official Facebook account mentioned that his funeral will just take area in rigorous privateness although a community memorial company would be mounted afterwards.
The statement read, “It is with deep disappointment that we announce to you the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove who handed absent on 24 March 2020, at 86 a long time outdated, due to the fact of Covid-19.
”His funeral company will be held in stringent privacy, and a tribute to his memory will be arranged when feasible.”
The veteran Afro-Jazz was best acknowledged for his 1972 track ‘Soul Makossa’.
He labored with notable stars this sort of as South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo and American Herbie Hancock and also gained an all African Audio Legend Award.
Remember that the lethal coronavirus broke out from Wuhan province of China towards the stop of 2019 and has spread across 27 international locations primary to above 12,000 deaths globally
Meanwhile, Nigeria on Monday confirmed its first coronavirus demise.
The demise was verified by the Nigeria Centre for Condition Manage (NCDC)