Clegg was survived by his wife of 31 years, Jenny, and their sons Jesse and Jaron.
Over three decades, Johnny Clegg has sold over five million albums of his brand of crossover music worldwide.
She married a South African journalist and immigrated to South Africa when Johnny was seven years old. At the age of nine, he spent two years in Zambia with his parents who then returned to South Africa when he was 11 years old.
Between his mother (a cabaret and jazz singer) and his step-father (a crime reporter) who took him into the townships at an early age, Johnny was exposed to a broader cultural perspective than that available to his peers.
He performed with his bands Juluka and Savuka, and as a solo act, occasionally reuniting with his earlier band partners.
Go well Le Zoulou Blanc.