Hugh Masekela, dubbed the father of South African jazz, has passed away aged 78.
His outspoken views and legendary musical talent has prompted a great sadness among reactions to his death on social media platform Twitter.
His music influenced and inspired countless people, both locally and internationally.
Here are some of the reactions from Masekela fans mourning his passing:
#RIPBraHugh – "..as Africans we need major therapy but we can't get that therapy if we don't OWN ourselves.." – Bra Hugh Masekela ???? One of the many ways this unapologetic great got my head out the gutter, Sibonge Bra Hugh, you LIVED! ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/uDyALzCv39
— uNontobeko woKhumalo-Sibisi (@Nontobek0Sibisi) January 23, 2018
— Write Pen (@kudzaivanyoro1) January 23, 2018
He was one of the best musicians in the country. His music will relive in our heart.We lost another legend ????
Rest In Peace Bra Hugh Masekela pic.twitter.com/nyrXUAP0rj
— #VibeWithMeITakePhotos???? (@NdivhuMPhotogra) January 23, 2018
#CountryDuty would like to extend condolences to the Masekela family on the passing of the legendary
Bra Hugh Masekela.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Hamba Kahle Tata, Rest in Peace pic.twitter.com/DvFYQ2jLl9
— #CountryDuty (@CountryDutyZA) January 23, 2018
In 1954 Father Trevor Huddleston gave Bra Hugh Masekela his first trumpet from Louis Armstrong & asked Uncle Sauda to teach him basics, the rest became a colourful history…
— Mathetha Mokonyama (@MathethaM) January 23, 2018
A baobab tree has fallen, the nation has lost a one of a kind musician with the passing of Jazz legend bra Hugh Masekela. We can safely say bra Hugh was one of the great architects of Afro-Jazz and he uplifted the soul of our nation through his timeless music. #RIPBraHughMasekela pic.twitter.com/JVy47GA6aU
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) January 23, 2018
— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) January 23, 2018
The Tambo Foundation sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the incomparable legend, Bra Hugh Masekela. His life and art will forever have made South Africa a better place. What an immense loss to the world. #RIPBraHugh pic.twitter.com/2gKG5Oa3Mb
— Tambo Foundation (@TamboFoundation) January 23, 2018
We are lucky to have lived in the time of Hugh Masekela…But oh man a world without him…what a sad morning
— Maria McCloy (@MariaPodesta) January 23, 2018