Tributes pour in for music legend Oliver Mtukudzi

Veteran jazz musician Oliver Mtukudzi has died at the age of 66.

His record label Gallo Records confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon.

The cause of Mtukudzi’s death is not yet known.

The music legend, fondly known by many as Tuku, was scheduled to grace the Cape Town International Jazz Festival stage this year.

As well as being a musician, he was also a businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and Unicef goodwill ambassador for Southern Africa Region.

Some of his most memorable hits include "Neria" and "Todii".

Mtukudzi’s death comes exactly one year after the death of his dear friend and fellow musician bra Hugh Masekela, on this day.

An outpouring of tributes has already flooded social media

WATCH: Hugh Masekela recalls meeting musical ‘brother’ Oliver Mtukudzi


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Tributes pour in for music legend Oliver Mtukudzi


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