Obituary of Miriam Makeba

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Miriam Makeba

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (born March 4, 1932 in Johannesburg, South Africa) was a singer-songwriter, film actress, and activist who was best known for being associated with musical genres including Afropop, and also an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in her home country of South Africa. Miriam died on November 10, 2008 and her death was reportedly because of a heart attack. She died at age 76.

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Miriam Makeba Biography Wiki:

    • Religion: Protestant
    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: South African
    • Favorite Food: Lays Ripple Chips
    • Favorite Color: Black (See all her faves at Hot-Forum)

    Miriam's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Zenzile Miriam Makeba
    • Father: Caswell Makeba (1902-1938)
    • Mother: Christina Makeba
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Sonny Pilay (married 1959-divorced 1959)
      • Hugh Masekela (married 1964-divorced 1966)
      • Stokely Carmichael (married 1968-divorced 1978)
    • Son(s):
      • Bongi Makeba (born December 20, 1985-died March 17, 1985)

Death Notice:

  • Date: November 10 2008 at age 76
  • Place: Castel Volturno, Italy
  • Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Category Tags:

Singer-SongwriterFilm Actress Activist Pop Music Genre South African Born on March 4th Born in 1932 Died in 2008 Died at age 76 Died from Heart Attack

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Wiki Page Updated: 2023-08-05 13:03:40
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