Photos: Conngolese legendary singer Papa Wemba slumped and died while performing on stage


Legendary Congolese singer Papa Wemba has died. He was 66 years old. The musician whose real name was Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba was performing at the the Festival des musiques urbaines d’Anoumabo (FEMUA) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivore earlier yesterday, April 24th when he fell in the middle of his act. He had performed two songs and was performing the third when he suddenly slumped on stage (that’s him behind the dancers moments before he slumped).

They rushed him to the hospital but he died before getting there. There had been no report of ill health before now. May his soul rest in peace…Amen. See more photos and video of the incident below:

Watch video Below: The influential Congolese music star Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, media reports say. Video from the concert shows the artist, who was 66, slumped on the floor as dancers continue to perform, unaware of what is happening.




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