Legendary Musician Hugh Masekela, who was popularly known as Bra Hugh, has passed on after a nine-year battle with prostate cancer.
Bra Hugh, who was 78 years old, was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his death.
“After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa, surrounded by his family,” read a press statement.
Many fans took to social media to pass their condolences and well wishes for the family.
Very sad to hear of the death of Hugh Masekela great musician and anti-apartheid campaignerhttps://t.co/jUQA74SyHD
— Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott) January 23, 2018
Rest in Peace Bra Hugh.
Absolutely shattered to hear this news.
— NINA HASTIE (@THATninahastie) January 23, 2018