Cape Town – South African musician Jesse Clegg has confirmed that his wife Dani Cooperman has passed away.
Clegg, who is the son of music legend Johnny Clegg, revealed the news on his Instagram timeline on Thursday.
He said that she succumbed after a year-long battle with cancer.
“It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of my beautiful Dani. She was diagnosed with cancer last year and fought with incredible courage and grace until the end.
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“Her soul has moved on to its next great adventure and she is now at peace. She will be dearly missed by her family and the many lives that she touched. She was the love of my life and an incredible mother to our daughter, Mylah. Her beautiful spirit lives on in her. Go well my love, I’ll see you on the other side,” Clegg he wrote.
In March, the couple gave birth to their first child and revealed that her name was Mylah Thandolwethu Clegg.
Condolence messages have flooded his timeline:
Oh Jesse. This is very heartbreaking. I’m so sorry for your loss. Yho 💔💔💔May your daughter grow up to be a beautiful reminder of the love you have for Dani. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤💔
— Mbali Makhathini (@simmakh) September 8, 2022
I am so sorry for your devastating loss – sincere condolences to you and your family, and wishing you strength through this difficult time.
— Genevieve Pearson (@GennaSeymour) September 8, 2022
This is just unthinkably devastating. I can’t believe it. She was so beautiful inside and out. Sending you and your daughter big love Jesse
— Emma Sadleir Berkowitz (@EmmaSadleir) September 8, 2022
Compiled by Betha Madhomu