Just when we thought the bad times had passed, another icon gets caught in the grips of death.
When the year is over and one looks back on what kind of year it was, one wouldn't be blamed for saying it's been one filled with huge losses for South Africa, especially in the arts. The latest icon to fall victim to death's hasty grip is jazz musician, Dr. Philip Tabane who passed away due to an age related illness. Celebrities took to social media to share their condolences to the musician's family. From comedians
RIP Dr Philip Tabane & Thank you for the genius 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/GRpm0a98ur— Kagiso Lediga (@KagisoLediga) May 18, 2018
RIP Philip Tabane pic.twitter.com/0lb0dgB5Ku— Loyiso Gola (@loyisogola) May 18, 2018
...to house DJs
Dr Philip Tabane ,your legacy lives on and may your soul rest in peace💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/Y9Iw17FVhk— Revolution (@RevolutionSA) May 18, 2018
...to another old face we haven't seen in a while
Devastated on hearing the news of the passing of the GREAT #PhilipTabane.Condolences to the family at this time.His music will live on for generations to come.Robala Mogalabe🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/XO4tEJfRSF— Paul Mnisi (@PaulweMvula) May 18, 2018
The death has been felt on another level not just by jazz fans but normal South Africans. His music will live on forever as it has always been soundtrack of many a Muvhango episode amongst many accolades. May his soul rest in peace.
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