Port Elizabeth - Award-winning film producer Anant Singh has lamented the death of South Africa's music legend, Johnny Clegg, who died on the afternoon of 16 July at his family home in Johannesburg.
"It is with deep sadness that I learnt of Johnny Clegg’s passing. Despite knowing that he was battling pancreatic cancer, the news of his passing is still a shock," Singh said.
"Johnny was a very good friend and I was in huge admiration of his work. He was a trailblazer who created a legacy that will be with us forever.
"He demonstrated his love for his fans and his strength when he embarked on ‘The Final Journey’ World Tour despite having pancreatic cancer."
Singh said Clegg assisted them in getting licences for East Coast Radio and Radio Oranje (OFM) through his knowledge of music and understanding of South African audiences, thereby contributing to the development of the stations into market leaders.