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Miriam Makeba

Born: 1932-03-04 - Died: 2008-11-09
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack

Death Summary: Miriam Makeba passed away at the age of 76 at a hospital in Southern Italy. She died from a heart attack after performing at a concert that was organized in protest to the Camorra.

Nelson Mandela publicly mourned her death saying, "Despite her tremendous sacrifice and the pain she felt to leave behind her beloved family and her country when she went into exile, she continued to make us proud as she used her worldwide fame to focus attention on the abomination of apartheid."

Who was Miriam Makeba : Miriam Makeba was a Grammy-winning singer from South Africa, who was often known by the nickname Mama Afrika.

She was married to a Black Panther leader, and was vocally anti-apartheid. She even had her citizenship revoked for 30 years because of that.

She had a wide discography spanning from 1960 to her last recording in 2006.
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8 Signatures in Miriam Makeba's guestbook

  1. Lindiwe Zikhali-Ngobese Says:

    Farewell Mam’ Miriam, your passing came as a shock as we still hoped you would be around for a bit longer. You have earned your stripes for your work representing your native South Africa, Africa and the world. I have no doubt that your ancestors will welcome you with open arms and say “usebenzile” – you have done well! May your soul rest in peace.

  2. Adonna Says:

    May you now rest in peace for now your earthly journey is over.

  3. Robin Ernest Says:

    Much, Much love!

  4. grim Says:

    africa wishes you would have at least shot somebody before you died. you could have pissed on a little girl. all the other muslims are doing it

  5. ayanna k alexander Says:

    Always in memory

  6. Janice Rackauskas Says:

    Miriam was an angel sent to us… she infuenced much of my life and continues to do so through her strong voice and music.

  7. danny Says:

    may her soul rest in peace.

  8. jason Says:

    Damn this ugly nigger should have just stayed in africa. Fuck her and FUCK THE BLACK PANTHERS….._

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