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South African singing legend Miriam Makeba has died aged 76, after being taken ill in Italy.

She had just taken part in a concert near the southern town of Caserta and died of a heart attack.

Makeba, known as “Mama Africa”, spent more than 30 years in exile after lending her support to the anti-apartheid struggle.

She appeared on Paul Simon’s Graceland tour in 1987 and in 1992 had a leading role in the film Sarafina!

Passport revoked

Makeba, was born in Johannesburg on 4 March 1932 and was a leading symbol in the struggle against apartheid.

South African singing legend Miriam Makeba has died aged 76, after being taken ill in Italy.

She had just taken part in a concert near the southern town of Caserta and died of a heart attack.

Makeba, known as “Mama Africa”, spent more than 30 years in exile after lending her support to the anti-apartheid struggle.

She appeared on Paul Simon’s Graceland tour in 1987 and in 1992 had a leading role in the film Sarafina!

Passport revoked

Makeba, was born in Johannesburg on 4 March 1932 and was a leading symbol in the struggle against apartheid.