Oliver Mtukudzi dies on same date as fellow legend Hugh Masekela

OLIVER MTUKUDZI (L) AND HUGH MASEKELA (R) [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Legendary Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi has died on the same day as celebrated South African trumpeter and Jazz artiste Hugh Masekela.

Mtukudzi died at a Harare hospital on Wednesday, January 23.

Mtukudzi was rushed to hospital early this week after he was overwhelmed by an ailment.

He has died aged 66.

On January 23, another Jazz legend – Hugh Masekela – breathed his last.

Masekela died from prostate cancer on the mentioned date last year.

He had been battling the disease since 2008.

Masekela, who died aged 78, was the recipient of two Grammy Award nominations for his two albums Grazin’ in the Grass and Jabulani, awarded in 1968 and 2011.

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