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Reports: Soviet-era singer Magomayev dies at 66

Reports: Soviet-era singer Magomayev dies at 66

Russian news agencies say Soviet-era opera and pop singer Muslim Magomayev has died. He was 66.
The agencies do not give a cause for the Azeri-born baritone's death Saturday morning.
ITAR-Tass news agency cites his widow Tamara Sinyavskaya as saying he died at his Moscow apartment after a long illness. Other news agencies cite the government as their source.
In July, Azeri news agency APA reported that Magomayev suffered from heart disease.
Magomayev started his career as an opera singer, but sold millions of albums and concert tickets after switching to popular music. His fame was at its peak in the 1960s and 70s.
His grandfather, also named Muslim, was a composer of opera and folk music.


Updated : 2021-04-13 19:46 GMT+08:00