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Johnny Clegg laid to rest in private funeral

18 July 2019 - 07:07 By Jessica Levitt
Johnny Clegg was laid to rest in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
Johnny Clegg was laid to rest in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
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Musician Johnny Clegg has been laid to rest in a private ceremony attended by family and close friends.

His longtime manager, Roddy Quin, confirmed that Clegg's funeral took place in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

He said it was "what Johnny wanted".

Quin confirmed that memorial services were being planned and details would be revealed once he had discussed plans with Clegg's family.

"I can confirm that Johnny Clegg was buried by his family at a small gathering of people, which was his family’s request and his request. We will be making an announcement perhaps at the end of the week about a memorial service, which everybody, the public will be invited to," Quin told SABC.

Clegg died on Tuesday after a five-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Tributes have been pouring in for the musician, who was hailed for his contribution to music and uniting South Africans across colour lines.

South African music icon Johnny Clegg died on July 16 2019. Referred to as the ‘white Zulu’, the singer-songwriter died from pancreatic cancer.