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Manu Dibango Died as a Result of Covid 19

Written by on 24 March 2020

The news was announced this morning on March 24. The great Cameroonian saxophonist Maanu Dibango died of Covid-19, at the age of 86 years. He would be the first world celebrity taken by the virus

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(by Sia KAMBOU / AFP)

Manu Dibango had been hospitalized for several days recently after showing signs of coronavirus. The tests were positive at Covid-19, but the artist’s relatives said, a few days ago, that the artist was resting and “recovering in serenity”.

It was the family of the legendary Cameroonian saxophonist, emblematic figure of the African music scene, who announced the news. 

“Dear parents, dear friends, dear fans, a voice rises in the distance …” In a short message published on social networks, the family of the Cameroonian jazz legend announced the death of the musician. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the disappearance of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, which occurred on March 24, 2020 at the age of 86, from the aftermath of Covid-19”, we read in this text.

Confinement obliges, the artist’s funeral will take place “in strict family intimacy”, but “a tribute will be paid to him as soon as possible”, specify the relatives of Manu Dibango, who encourage fans to send their condolences and messages on a dedicated email address: manu@manudibango.net.

Source: Jeune Afrique (translated by Google Translate)