Google doodle honours jazz great Hugh Masekela
On what would have been his 80th birthday, Google and music lovers are celebrating the life of Hugh Masekela.
Google placed the jazz icon as its doodle to celebrate his birthday on April 4.
Masekela died on January 23 2018. The world-renowned trumpeter's death shocked the globe. In 2017, he confirmed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
At the time of his death, Masekela was still making music. Rapper Riky Rick revealed that the two were working on a project together at the time.
Sal Masekela, the son of the jazz veteran, told TshisaLive that the family would be honoured to have streets and buildings named after his father.
Fans took to social media to remember the music legend.
Today marks the 80th birthday anniversary of Jazz legend & a great torch bearer of our liberation struggle, Bra Hugh Masekela. We thank Google for honouring him as today's Doodle - a testament of the rich legacy he left behind, that will live on for many generations to come. pic.twitter.com/gidxU4MkOn— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) April 4, 2019
“I've got to where I am in life not because of something I brought to the world but through something I found - the wealth of African culture. My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are.” - Hugh Masekela #honesty #nofilter— Krystal (@Ispykrys) April 4, 2019