Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Depardieu launches "Proud to be Russian" watch range

Read more

DEBATE

SPECIAL: US and Cuba Normalise Relations

Read more

ENCORE!

Forget Harry Potter, Jeff Kinney's 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' sells millions

Read more

FOCUS

Child migrants: no parents, no passports

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Thousands flee Libya and Nigeria to seek refuge in Niger

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Sony Pictures reels from cyber-attack

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

"Todos somos Americanos"

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cuba-USA: 'A roll of the dice'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

The 'Caribbean Wall' is starting to crumble

Read more

Culture

French singer Mano Solo dies at 46 of multiple aneurisms

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-01-11

French singer Mano Solo, known for his heart-rending and melancholic melodies, died on Sunday in Paris, aged 46. HIV-positive for many years, Solo's death came as a result of multiple aneurisms.

AFP - The maverick French singer-songwriter Mano Solo, whose socially engaged songs drew on sources as diverse as punk, tango and African rhythms, died Sunday at the age of 46, his family said.
  
His death came after a series of aneurisms. Solo, who suffered from HIV/AIDS, was hospitalised after a concert at a Paris venue on November 12.

The singer, whose real name was Emmanuel Cabut, was the son of the prominent political cartoonist Cabu. He began his career in the punk group Les Chihuahuas when he was 17 but later went solo.
  
He was also a painter and publisher.
 

Date created : 2010-01-10

COMMENT(S)