"It is with vast sadness that we confirm that Johnny Clegg. succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the afternoon of 16 July 2019 at his family home in Johannesburg", Quinn added in a statement.
The Grammy-nominated artist - often called the "White Zulu" - died peacefully on Tuesday at his home in Johannesburg with his family there, his manager Roddy Quin said.
Clegg formed the band Juluka in 1969 with the black guitarist Sipho Mchunu at a time when mixing among races was still illegal under South Africa's institutional segregation.
His best known hit Asimbonanga, released in 1987, was dedicated to Nelson Mandela.
In December, Clegg told South African news channel eNCA the "toughest part of my journey will be the next two years" and called himself an "outlier" in an interview that mused about mortality.
"Clegg has made an indelible mark in the music industry and the hearts of the people". He was awarded a number of Honorary doctorates by the Universities of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Dartmouth College in the US and the City University of NY. An music icon and a true South African.
South Africans have taken to social media to share their grief and remember Clegg's contribution to the Rainbow Nation. His mother was a jazz singer from Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia).
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He presented papers, such as "The Music of Zulu Immigrant Workers in Johannesburg" in 1981.
In 1986 at the height of apartheid he partnered with Dudu Zulu to form his second inter-racial band, Savuka.
Apart from lecturing at the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Natal respectively, Johnny studied anthropology and combined his studies with music.
When Mandela came on stage during his concert: In 1999 while performing his song "Asimbonanga", which is about Mandela, at a concert in France, Mandela surprised Clegg and came on stage behind him smiling and dancing. "And at peace with myself", Mandela said to the audience.
Clegg, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, died on Tuesday, 16 July.
The Soweto Gospel Choir said it was "devastated at the passing of Johnny Clegg". He was just unbelievable. He released 13 albums in his 40 years of music and dance.