BREAKING NEWS: South African Jazz legend Ray Phiri has passed away

Ray Phiri Photo credit: The Citizen.

The morning of July 12 dawned with sad news for music lovers and the country, with the passing of jazz legend, Ray Phiri.

According to reports, the 70-year-old musician died after a long illness from lung cancer.

Family spokesperson, Paul Nkanyane confirmed the news to media.

Phiri died at a Nelspruit hospital around 3.30 am.

Our condolences to his family and friends at this time.

Zesuliwe Hadebe

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