March 24, 2020 / 8:34 AM / 5 days ago

Cameroon saxophone player Manu Dibango dies from coronavirus

Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango attends the opening ceremony of the 9th edition of MASA (Market for African Performing Arts) at the culture palace of Abidjan, Ivory Coast March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

PARIS (Reuters) - Cameroon-born singer and saxophone player Manu Dibango has died from a coronavirus infection, according to a statement on his official Facebook page on Tuesday.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away on 24th of March 2020, at 86 years old, further to covid 19,” it said.

Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Alison Williams

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