Johnny Clegg laid to rest in private funeral

The loss of music icon, Johnny Clegg, is being felt around the world. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG – Legendary South African singer Johnny Clegg has been laid to rest in a private funeral.

Clegg, who died on Tuesday, was buried on Wednesday afternoon at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg.

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Clegg’s manager Roddy Quin said it was the late musician’s wish to have a private burial.

“Johnny was buried yesterday (Wednesday) at 16h30, just with his family and some of the band members, it was a very private affair which is what the family requested and it was also Johnny’s request,” Quin said.

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Quin said details about public memorial services will be announced soon.

The 66-year-old died on Tuesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.


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