Jazz legend Thandi Klaasen fondly remembered

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Singer Thandi Klassen at the launch of the Living Legends Legacy Project on August 25, 2015 at Cedar Woods Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Singer Thandi Klassen at the launch of the Living Legends Legacy Project on August 25, 2015 at Cedar Woods Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Singer Thandi Klassen at the launch of the Living Legends Legacy Project on August 25, 2015 at Cedar Woods Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Singer Thandi Klassen at the launch of the Living Legends Legacy Project on August 25, 2015 at Cedar Woods Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG – Tributes continue to pour in for late jazz legend, Thandi Klaasen.

Colleagues, friends and neighbours are visiting the singer's home in Eden Park to offer condolences to her family.

Klaasen, a celebrated jazz singer with an illustrious career spanning five decades, died on Sunday after suffering a stroke last month. She was 86.

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has paid tribute to Klaasen, calling her "feisty, smart and full of life".