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Ethiopian reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen dies at 37
Fans of the 37-year-old singer helped raise money for his treatment after he had a stroke last Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
He was flown to Kenya on Saturday, but he died in hospital on Sunday.
"He has made such a mark on the Ethiopian music scene, bringing a unique and poetic voice with thoughtful lyrics and a beautiful reggae vibe," a posting on his Facebook fan site said.
Very sad to hear about this singer.It hits me bad because I am a stroke survivor myself at 46 when I had it.We younger guys ,this is happening to us a lot.Get tested!"it’s called a silent killer for nothing.Again I was a great fan.
I am really sad he passed away.
I am short of words. Why good people are usually short living? (i.e. of course, excluding M.Z.)
May God bless your soul and keep it on his side.
Condolence to his family.
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