Talented Singer Mikaben Benjamin Passed away due to a Heart Attack during a concert in Paris on Saturday, October 15.
Michael Benjamin was born in 1981 and started writing songs when he was 15. He attended College in Montreal, Canada, and worked on his Music all these years.
Mikaben was known as one of the finest musicians from Haiti, and he could sing in four languages: French, Spanish, English, and Creole.
He posted a video on his Instagram Feed with a great smile thanking his fans for the support just before the concert from inside the Accor Arena on Saturday.
He started his career in 2004 and formed a band named Krezi Mizik with his cousin David Dupoux, releasing two music albums. He then went on to collaborate with Carimi and T-Vice.
After the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Mokaben visited several hospitals, orphanages, refugee camps, and other musicians to perform for the victims.
The late talented singer Mikaben could sing in English, Creole, Spanish, and French. He also knew how to play the bass, drums, guitar, and keyboard, among other instruments.
Mikaben Died Of a Heart Attack In The Middle Of A Concert In Paris
Haitians gave tribute to singer Mikaben on Sunday, whose amuse death the night before during a concert in Paris left his country stagger.
The 41-year-old artist, Michael Benjamin, endured a suspected heart attack during a performance Saturday, appalling fans who saw him crumble as he made his way off stage.
He was performing at the 20,000-capacity Accor Arena in eastern Paris as a guest of the Haitian group Carimi.
Later, Accor Arena announced through Twitter that the singer passed away after he suffered from a seizure on the stage. Despite many efforts and emergency service, the singer couldn’t be saved.
Videos went viral on social media where he was seen performing, then suddenly, he turned and made his way toward the back of the stage. He collapses in full view of spectators, the Music stops, and medics are called.
It looked like Mikaben passed out after his performance as he left the stage. Pedre was also at the concert and revealed later that Mikaben was getting CPR.
As soon as he announced the death of Mikaben, everyone in the Haitian music scene, including the management and his Carimi bandmates, was shocked.
Member of the hip-hop group the Fugees, Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean called him “one of the most inspirational and influential young artists of today’s generation” in an interview with The Miami Herald newspaper.
Former Haitian premier Jean Henry Ceant echoed the praise, hailing Mikaben as “one of the most talented artists of his generation” on Twitter.
Was Mikaben Benjamin Sick?
As per the sources, The cause of Mikaben Benjamin’s death was Cardiac Arrest. He died during his concert in Parish on Saturday, October 15. However, Whether the singer was sick before the show or not is yet to be disclosed.
Tributes poured in from across Haiti after his death, with radio stations and venues repeatedly playing his Music from Saturday night.
Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry also wrote on Twitter that he was shocked by the sudden demise of Michael Benjamin. He added, “We lost a very talented figure in Haitian Music.
Moreover, Mikaben’s wife, Vanessa Benjamin, is pregnant with their third child. Collapsed, Vanessa asked her relatives not to call her, unable to manage her mourning, her pregnancy, and her two first children, Gabriel and Leia.
Our heartfelt condolences to Mikaben’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace!
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