On March 24, 2020, legendary Camerounian Saxophonist, Manu Dibango died of the global pandemic, COVID-19. He was 86 years old.

He reportedly died in Paris. The legend who is known for his 1972 hit, ‘Soul Makossa will be buried privately. A statement on his Facebook page reads that people can send their condolences via email.

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