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Ethiopia: Singer Eyob Mekonnen dies at 37 - BBC

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08/20/13

  11:41:21 am, by admin, 85 words  
Categories: Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Singer Eyob Mekonnen dies at 37 - BBC

Ethiopian reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen dies at 37

BBC News

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.

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2 comments

Comment from: Aberra [Visitor]
Aberra

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.

08/20/13 @ 14:51
Comment from: menzew [Visitor]
menzew

MY GOD!
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.

08/20/13 @ 19:44

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