Jazz musician Philip Tabane dies

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Legendary Jazz musician Phillip Tabane has died.

Legendary Jazz musician Phillip Tabane has died.

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Legendary Jazz musician Phillip Tabane has died.

Legendary Jazz musician Phillip Tabane has died.

JOHANNESBURG - Jazz musician Philip Tabane has died at the age of 84.

The guitarist passed away at a Mamelodi hospital in Pretoria on Friday morning after a short illness.

Tabane was best known for his hit songs Muvhango and Nkupi.

He held honorary doctorates in music and was part of the Department of Arts and Culture’s Living Legends Legacy Programme.

The musician was awarded the South African Music Awards (Sama) Lifetime Achievement Prize.

The department expressed sadness at his death.

*Additional reporting ANA