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South African singer dies

Published:Monday | November 10, 2008 | 12:42 PM

South African singing legend Miriam Makeba has died aged 76, after falling ill in Italy.



She reportedly died of a heart attack after taking part in a concert near the southern town of Caserta.



Makeba, known as \"Mama Africa\", spent more than 30 years in exile after lending her support to the anti-apartheid struggle.



She appeared on Paul Simon\'s Graceland tour in 1987 and in 1992 had a leading role in the film Sarafina!