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Papa Wemba Congolese music star's final moments alive [PHOTOS]

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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Papa Wemba's final moments on stage before his collapse

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Influential Congolese music star, Papa Wemba, is dead.

Papa Wemba who was also known as the driving spirit behind a cult movement known as "Sapeurs" whose members spend huge amounts of money on designer clothes died while performing on stage in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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.

Take a look at his final moments alive:

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Papa Wemba performs during the FEMUA music festival in Abidjan before collapsing on stage

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Papa Wemba performing on stage before his collapse

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Papa Wemba performing on stage before his collapse

(Newvision)

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Papa Wemba performing on stage before his collapse

(Newvision)

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A shot taken from Ivory Coast national television RTI 1 on April 24, 2016 shows Congolese music star Papa Wemba collapsing on stage during the FEMUA music festival in Abidjan

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

He won a world following with his soukous rock music and remained one of Africa's most popular musicians until his death.

Watch his music video 'Poule De La Mort' below:

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