Hog Hoggidy Hog was a punk rock band from Cape Town, South Africa. They were known for ska rock or “porkrock” which also incorporates local African music and culture, and were headed by lead singer George Bacon. They were an influential band in the South African alternative music scene. He apparently passed away in his sleep after playing a gig. The band Hog Hoggidy Hog released this statement about his very sad passing:

“It is with great sadness that we write this message. We have lost our brother and his memory will live on in our minds and hearts forever. All our love and condolences to Verena, Draco and family. George, you will be missed with all our hearts.”

Other details are not known, but are expected to be released at a later date. His death has come as a shock to his community, as George Bacon and Hog Hoggidy Hog are an established long-time presence. Below is a video of a live performance: