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Twitter thought Johnny Clegg died after tribute went viral

Legendary musician Johnny Clegg was trending on Twitter on Thursday afternoon after a tribute version of his song The Crossing was released on YouTube.
Feature image: screenshot, Apple Music.

His son Jesse Clegg, Andre Fenter, Jack Parow, Jimmy Nevis, Karen Zoid and a host of other South African musicians feature on the track.

According to Zoid’s YouTube channel, “a group of well-known musicians came together to celebrate the life and work of Clegg and recorded a special version of his song”.

Though the message was merely a celebration of the man and the launch of his new charity fund, South Africans were quick to assume that Clegg had died.

To quell fans’ fears, Jesse Clegg posted a tweet acknowledging The Crossing tribute made to his dad.

Over fifty South African artists were part of this tribute, and, according to Channel 24, it was performed for Clegg in a private gathering.

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About Andy Walker

Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn.

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