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Ray Phiri, a South African jazz musician who founded the band Stimela and became internationally known while performing on Paul Simon’s “Graceland” tour, died July 12 at a hospital in the northeastern city of Nelspruit. He was 70.

Mr. Phiri had been diagnosed with lung cancer two months ago, a family spokesman said.

A vocalist and guitarist, Mr. Phiri was known for his versatility in jazz fusion and indigenous South African rhythms. “He was a musical giant,” President Jacob Zuma said in a statement. “This is indeed a huge loss for South Africa and the music industry as a whole.”

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Guitarist Ray Phiri, left, performs with Paul Simon during the musician’s “Graceland” tour in the 1980s. (Malcolm Clarke/AP)

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