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Legendary Somali artist Abdi Warsame dies at 68 in Mogadishu

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Veteran Somali artist Abdi Tahlil Warsame whose music ruled the airwaves in the 80s and became one of the country’s finest artists has passed on. He was 68.

The singer’s daughter Hamdi Abdi Tahlil confirmed her father’s death.

“For the last two nights, the condition of my father was deteriorating, we took him to Hawa-Abdi Hospital but my father passed away at 2:25am,” she said.

Ministry of Information spokesman Ismael Mukhtar announced in a Facebook post Warsame died in Mogadishu Thursday night .

Warsame had been battling ill health for years.

 “His untimely death is a great loss to his family and to the Somali nation at large,” a statement from the Ministry read in part.

Some of his notable works include Onkod, Sida Faras Bulaalo and Jacayl Aayatiin Leh.

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