JOHANNESBURG – JOHANNESBURG – Legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela has passed away following a battle with prostate cancer.
The 78-year-old trumpeter had been receiving treatment since 2008, when doctors discovered a small “speck” on his bladder.
While the treatment appeared to be successful, he had to undergo surgery in March 2016 as the cancer had spread.
Last year, Masekela announced that another tumour had been discovered after he fell while on tour in Morocco in April.
The musician then had emergencey treatment in September to neutralise the tumour and subsequently cancelled all of his music commitments to continue the fight against prostate cancer.
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