BREAKING: Top musician dies in Cote d’Ivoire

BREAKING: Top musician dies in Cote d’Ivoire

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– BREAKING: Top musician dies in Cote d’Ivoire

– The top drummer drowned while saving a drowning friend

BREAKING: Top musician dies in Cote d’Ivoire

The drummer of Ivory Coast’s famous Magic System band has drowned at the age of 46, the group has said in a Facebook post, BBC reported

Didier Deigna, known by the stage name Pepito, drowned at a beach in the small town of Jacqueville in southern Ivory Coast on Sunday, it said.

According to the BBC, Magic Systems are particularly popular in French-speaking West Africa and in France.

Reports have it that Pepito died while trying to save another person who was drowning.

BREAKING: Top musician dies in Cote d’Ivoire

“For the last 16 years, Pepito was our backing vocalist, our drummer, but above all the conductor with our group Magic System,” the band added in a statement.

Pepito’s tragic loss comes a week after the sudden death of influential Congolese musician Papa Wemba, who collapsed on stage while performing in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan.

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