Africa’s saxophone legend Manu Dibango who sued Michael Jackson for theft dies from Covid-19 in France

Africa’s saxophone legend, Manu Dibango, who was best known for his 1972 song Soul Makossa, and sued Michael Jackson for theft in 2009, has died after catching coronavirus in Paris, France. He was 86.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce you the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove,” read a statement on his official Facebook page.

His funeral will take place in “strict privacy”, the statement added.

It asked for people to send condolences by email and adding that a tribute will be arranged “when possible”.

The Cameroonian legend is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19.

Manu Dibango was born in the Cameroonian city of Douala in 1933 during French colonial rule.

Dibango’s musical career spanned across more than six decades and worked with big stars as South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo and American Herbie Hancock.

Dibango filed a lawsuit in 2009 claiming that Michael Jackson stole a hook from his song, Soul Makossa, for two songs on the world’s best-selling album, Thriller. Jackson settled the case out of court.

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Simon Ateba
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