Popular Guinean music icon, Mory Kante is dead. He died on Friday at the age of 70.
The sad news was shared by his son, Bala Kante, he told the AFP news agency his father died from health problems that had been left untreated due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“He suffered from chronic illnesses and often travelled to France for treatment but that was no longer possible with the coronavirus. We saw his condition deteriorate rapidly, but I was still surprised because he’d been through much worse times before, he said.
Mory Kante helped introduce African music to the world stage in the 1980s. May his soul rest in peace.