PARIS (AFP) - Veteran Afro-jazz famous person Manu Dibango died on Tuesday after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives have showed.

The 86-12 months-vintage Cameroonian, great acknowledged for the 1972 hit "Soul Makossa", is one of the first international stars to die as a result of COVID-19.

"He died early this morning in a hospital within the Paris region," his song writer Thierry Durepaire stated.

A message on his reputable facebook web page showed that his loss of life had come after he reduced in size COVID-19.

"His funeral provider will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his reminiscence will be organized while possible," the message said.

The saxophonist became one of the pioneers of Afro jazz and additionally fused funk with traditional Cameroonian song.

His largest hit was the B-aspect of a track to aid the Cameroon football crew inside the African Cup of countries but turned into picked up and popularised via new york DJs.

In 2009, he accused Michael Jackson of borrowing one among his hooks for two songs on the mythical "mystery" album.

Jackson settled out of court.