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Congolese Veteran King of Rhumba Papa Wemba dies at 66.



Papa Wemba, the world music star known as the “king of Congolese rumba”, has died after collapsing on stage during a concert.The 66-year-old singer collapsed mid-performance at the Femua festival of urban music in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Saturday night.

On Sunday, the organisers confirmed his death, extending condolences to his family “and the world of culture”. Video footage showed him falling to the floor during a song and musicians and backing singers running to his aid.


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