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Congolese Music Star, Papa Wemba Dies After Collapsing On Stage (Photos)

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Legendary Congolese music star, Papa Wemba has been declared dead after collapsing while performing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast.

Papa, aged 66, was performing at the the Festival des musiques urbaines d’Anoumabo (FEMUA) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivore early yesterday April 24th.

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He slumped on the floor as dancers continue to perform, unaware of what is happening.

The Congolese band leader, whose real name was Jules Shungu Webadio, also inspired a cult movement known as the Sapeurs whose members, young men, spend huge amounts of money on designer clothes.

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