The Congolese musical star Papa Wemba collapsed on the stage while performing in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was later pronounced dead.
The famous African singer was about to sing his third number during the Festival des musiques urbaines d`Anoumabo (FEMUA) when the tragedy occurred. Shocked members of the band rush to help the 66 year old Papa Wemba, who was lying on the floor. Later, the organisers of the festival confirmed that the musical icon died after suffering a seizure.
Born Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, Papa Wemba was one of Africa’s most popular musicians. His tragic death is a big loss to Africa and the musical world in general.