ENTERTAINMENT
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.

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)
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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.