South African musicians died when they were 40

Here are 2 famous musicians from South Africa died at 40:

John Frederick McCrea

John Frederick McCrea (April 2, 1854 Chennai-July 16, 1894 Cape Colony) was a South African soldier.

He died in heart failure.

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Johnny Dyani

Johnny Dyani (November 30, 1945 East London-October 24, 1986 Berlin) also known as Mbizo or Dyani, Johnny was a South African bassist.

His most well known albums: Witchdoctor's Son, Live at Jazz Unité": Some Jive Ass Boer, Echoes From Africa, and Three. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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