Influential Congolese music star,

According to a report by BBC, the 66-years old music star collapsed on stage while performing at a concert and was eventually pronounced dead.

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It was also reported that Papa Wemba, who was born Jules Shungu Webadio, slumped on the floor as dancers continue to perform, unaware of what is happening.

His manager was also reported to have confirmed his death to a French broadcaster.

He became prominent on the African music scene since 1969, with his soukous rock music.

He was rumoured dead in 2013 but dispelled the rumour with a Tweet saying Rest assured dear fans I am still here with you.