Famous South African musician, Ali Katt has passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 60 years old.
Jacky Mathala, who spoke on behalf of the family revealed that “He was an active person until he was hit by the stroke. That was when he started slowing down.”
The musician was born in Johannesburg town, Alexandra. He started preforming in the 1970s, joined the Minerals in 1979 and later launched his solo career with the help of singer Godfrey Nzuza. He made a name for himself with ‘Let the Good Times Roll’ which featured on his 1987 debut album Have Mercy. In 1988 he released Killer, a tribute to the conjoined Mathibela twins. The album featured the hit ‘Liar’. He took a lengthy break from music and later made a comeback with Ali Katt and Biggs duet and the album Township Boy.
Ali Katt’s memorial service will be held on Thursday, in Tembisa, Johannesburg, while his funeral will be on Saturday. He is survived by his sister and two children.
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