December 7, 2018 12:00 pm
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.
It has been the greatest honour of my career to work on this track. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/OvkrSTwZm9
— karen zoid (@karenzoid) December 6, 2018
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