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African footballers mourn DJ Arafat

DJ Arafat during the Coupé Décalé Music Awards in Abidjan October 2017.                  AFP  Issouf Sanogo DJ Arafat during the Coupé Décalé Music Awards in Abidjan October 2017. AFP Issouf Sanogo
Julia Gonzales | 13 August, 2019, 22:11

The road crash that killed Arafat occurred on Sunday night but he died on Monday morning.

Yesterday, it was reported on a major news portal on the death of Ivorian musician DJ Arafat after crashed his motorbike with one presenter known as Denise Laffafiette's auto and died after a short while.

"Death of artist DJ Arafat. today at 8am as a result of a road accident overnight", it tweeted.

According to several reports from Abijan, DJ Arafat's motorcycle crashed on a auto in the Ivorian capital city. He was reportedly taken to an Abidjan hospital, where he died.

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AFP reporters at the Abidjan hospital where he died said that within hours of the reports being shared, around 1,000 fans had gathered outside, weeping and chanting "Arafat can not die".

Ivorian Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman expressed his condolences following the death, adding that a tribute to the late singer would be organised. His real name is Ange Didier Huon and he was hugely followed in French-speaking western and central African countries, and he has 11 albums to his name.

"He had a natural charisma", said Ozone, a hip hop producer and television host.

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