Algerian singer Rachid Taha dies aged 59

Last Updated: Sep 13 2018 19:20

MUSIC- Algerian born singer Rachid Taha has died of a heart attack at the age of 59. He passed away on September 12 at his home in Paris.

Taha was the lead singer of Arabic-language group Carte de Séjour, which blended Western punk rock with Algerian Maghrebi music. He later went solo in 2004.

Before his death, Taha had been preparing to release an album due for release in 2019.

He was scheduled to film the music video to single Je Suis African this weekend.