South African Jazz Singer, Ray Phiri Dies At 70 After Battle With Lungs Cancer
“Dead is inevitable” – that is the popular saying of we humans. The popular South African Jazz musician, Ray Phiru has met his own death at the age of 70 on Wednesday after long battle with lungs cancer.
Ray Phiri who specialized on Guitar & Also a vocalist is known all over the world for his appearance on Paul Simon’s album titled “Graceland” in 1986. By featuring in The U.S. singer and songwriter’s album, Ray Phiri had gained some reputation for himself and his career.
According to a Nigeria’s newspaper company, Vanguard, the guitarist and vocalist died at an hospital in Mbombela in his native Mpumalanga province.
The South African president, Jacob Zuma said, while paying his farewell tribute to the deceased legend that Ray Phiri’s death is a huge loss to all south African and to the whole music industry in the world.
Ray Phiri’s award-winning album includes: “Look, Listen And Decide”, “Passion and Ecstasy”, & “Fire”.
May His Gentle soul rest in Peace.