Manu Dibango, veteran Afro-jazz star died in Paris on Tuesday after getting infected with the coronavirus.
The 86-year-old Cameroonian saxophonist, born as Emmanuel N’Djoke Dibango, was infected with the virus a few days back.
He passed away early on March 24 at a hospital in Paris. His music publisher Thierry Durepaire confirmed the death.
Manu Dibango was best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa.
He is now the first musical icon to have died as a result of COVID-19.