Jazz legend Victor Ntoni dies

Victor Ntoni
It's a sad day for local jazz music with the untimely death of jazz legend Victor Ntoni yesterday. According to reports, he died from a heart attack in Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. Victor was 65. The Star newspaper reports that his wife Linda Ntoni, said Victor was admitted to hospital on Thursday with a persistent cough. “It was found that he had fluid in his lungs,” she said. He stayed on in hospital for further observation and tests. He collapsed yesterday morning. “They tried to resuscitate him for 45 minutes, but he had had a heart attack, most probably aggravated from the condition,” said Linda. Victor, a self-taught bassist, joined the Dollar Brand Trio as a teenager. The trio included world famous Cape Town pianist Abdullah Ibrahim.