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Miriam Makeba passes away. . .

November 10, 2008

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South African music legend, Miriam Makeba, passed away on Monday.

She was 76 years old.

Ms. Makeba was described as ‘a voice who stirred hopes of freedom among millions in her own country, though her music was formally banned by the apartheid authorities she struggled against’.

The songstress died in Italy.

She was singing at a concert in support of Roberto Saviano (an author who has received death threats since writing about Italy’s organized crime) and collapsed as she was leaving the stage, the South African authorities said.

Our thoughts go out to her family, friends and the many fans she inspired around the world.

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  1. November 19, 2008 1:22 am

    Now you see this is what I’m talking about. I would’ve never known the Ms. Mekiba passed away had it not been for Agentsmithfiles. I mean this wasn’t in the news was it? Nope! Or maybe it was and I overlooked it, but just the same had i not been browsing this site, I would not have known. Damn,damn,damn.

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