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Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango has died of coronavirus, BBC News AFRICA reports.

The 86-year-old Cameroonian saxophonist had announced last week that he was being treated in France for Covid-19

He died early this morning in a hospital in the Paris region,” his music publisher Thierry Durepaire said.

A message on his official Facebook page confirmed that his death had come after he contracted COVID-19.

“His funeral service will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible,” the message said.

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