Guinean Musician, Mory Kante Is Dead

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, (THEWILL) – Guinean musician, Mory Kante, is dead. He was aged 70.

The Guinean singer, who was credited to bringing African music to world audiences with hits including Yeke Yeke, died Friday in Conakry, the Guinean capital.

Confirming his death, his son, Balla Balla Kanté, said the music star died from health related problems which was left untreated as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

“He suffered from chronic illnesses and often travelled to France for treatment but that was no longer possible with the coronavirus.

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“We saw his condition deteriorate rapidly, but I was still surprised because he’d been through much worse times before,” Balla said.

THEWILL reports that Kante was best known for his 1987 song Yeke Yeke.