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A young Miriam Makeba performs Into Yam in the movie Come Back, Africa (1960)

“Mama Africa”, Miriam Makeba, South African musician and human rights activist died of a heart attack after a performance in Italy on Sunday night, November 9th. She was 76 and passed away doing what she does best and doing exactly what she wanted to be doing, claiming “I will sing until the last day of my life”.

Suggested reading: The New York Times Obituary | CNN’s Miriam Makeba dies after collapsing on stage

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