Manu Dibango, 86, a Cameroonian saxophonist and Afro-jazz legend is dead.
He has been hospitalized in a hospital in Paris for several days after testing positive for coronavirus.
The author of one of the greatest hits of world music, “Soul Makossa” (1972), became the first world celebrity to die of coronavirus infection.
“The funeral will take place in strict family intimacy, and a tribute will be paid to him at a later date as soon as possible,” the artist’s Facebook page, maintained by his entourage, reads.
Born in Cameroon in 1933, Manu Dibango dedicated his entire life to music.