23/01/2018 10:24 SAST | Updated 23/01/2018 12:03 SAST

Heartfelt Tributes Pour In For Music Legend Hugh Masekela

Masekela lost his battle with prostate cancer on Tuesday.

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South African trumpeter and musician Hugh Masekela performs on the final day of the 21st Annual St. Lucia Jazz festival at Pigeon Island National Landmark, May 13, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva (ST. LUCIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Music legend Hugh Masekela passed away on January 23, 2018, after losing his battle with prostate cancer. A family member confirmed to HuffPost that the 78-year-old succumbed to cancer on Tuesday.

Tributes have poured in, as shocked fans learnt of his untimely death.