Manu Dibango dies of coronavirus

Famous Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango has died of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.

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Famous Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango has died of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.
Famous Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango has died of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.

Famous Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango has died of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.

He announced last week that he had caught the disease which has claimed over 15,000 people worldwide.

“He died early this morning in a hospital in the Paris region,” his music publisher Thierry Durepaire said.


Manu”s Family wrote on his twitter page “It is with deep sadness that we announce you the loss of @ManuDibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away on 24th of March 2020, at 86 years old, further to covid 19. Your music will always stay with us”. #ManuDibango #RIP #SoulMakossa

A message on his official Facebook page confirmed that his death had come after he contracted COVID-19.

“His funeral service will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible,” the message said.

He was 86.