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.
Take a look at his final moments alive:
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: