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Steve Kekana dies at 63.

Legendary musician Steve Kekana has passed away at the age of 63.

The Take Your Love musician died early on Thursday morning according to his manager Xolani Majozi.

“Yes it’s true, Ntate Steve Kekana is no more. He died in the early hours of this morning and we are waiting for more details from the family,” Majozi said.

“I spoke to his wife and she confirmed that he’s no more. He was fine the last time I spoke to him. I spoke to him last week over the phone and we were having an event around him but had to cancel due to the latest lockdown regulations,” added Majozi.

Steve recorded more than 40 albums during his celebrated career, working with Ray Phiri, Nana Coyote and Joe Nina.

Born in Gauteng in 1958, Kekana’s career kicked off in 1977 when he released his self-titled album Steve Kekana. He went on to win a plethora of esteemed awards including the South African Music Awards (SAMA) Lifetime achievement award in 2018.

Although no official cause of death has been released by the Kekana family, according to Majozi the musician had tested positive for Covid-19.

Tributes continue to pour in on social media.

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