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South African Vocal Legend Miriam Makeba is Dead at 76

Miriam Makeba, the Grammy-winning South African vocalist who became a worldwide symbol of the struggle against apartheid, died in Italy early today, November 10, following a performance. She was 76 and the cause was a heart attack.

Makeba fell ill after a concert in the southern Italian town of Baia Verde late on Sunday, according to a press release from Heads Up International, Makeba’s last label in the U.S. She died after being rushed to a clinic in the town of Castel Volturno, near Naples.

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