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Miriam “Mama Africa,” Makeba Dies

Posted on: November 12, 2008


South African folk singer and anti-apartheid activist Miriam Makeba, known to many as “Mama Africa,” died early Monday in southern Italy. Miriam Makeba was taken to the emergency room of the Pineta Grande Clinic, after performing at a concert against organized crime. She was 76. Hospital reps says the cause of death was a heart attack.

Our prayers go out to her family!


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