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Mikaben, Haitian Singer, Dead At Age 41 After Collapsing On Stage

Haitian singer and musician Mika Ben died of a medical accident on stage in Paris over the weekend, according to a statement at the venue.He was 41 years old. Mika Ben, whose name is Michael Benjamin, was performing with Haitian group Karimi at the Accor Arena on Saturday when he fell ill.
Musician Mikaben performing in 2015.

Michael Benjamin : ‘An Extraordinary Artist. An Even Better Man.’

Last night, during Karimi’s concert, one of our singers, Michael Benjamin, Mika Ben, died,” Arena tweeted on Sunday, adding, “Missed on stage and despite emergency services intervention. Accor Arena team. All are deeply saddened and sending all support to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.” His wife Vanessa Fanfan wrote in her tribute shared on her Instagram that she “lost her other half.” “Heavenly Father, I know you will never make a mistake or give us anything we can’t bear. Please help me or the merciful Lord,” fan wrote. fan wrote. Benjamin was also remembered by singer Wyclef Jean, with a video the two artists shared on his Twitter captioned, “Rest In Peace King @mikaben Gone too soon #haiti.”
The son of Hatian singer Lionel Benjamin, Mikaben has written, produced and performed with Karimi on various hits including “Baby I Missed You” which has over 9 million views on YouTube.

The Singer’s Pregnant Wife Vanessa Fanfan Shared Her Grief On Instagram Shortly After Benjamin’s Death, Writing, “I Lost My Other Half And I Have No Words.”

“Oh [my God], Heavenly Father, I know you don’t make mistakes and you won’t give us what we can’t [bear] but…this pain is very heavy,” she wrote in a second post. “Help me please oh merciful Lord.”

A third post showed the couple dancing together in their kitchen alongside the caption: “My sweet love, How did God manage to be without you for 41 years????”

The Son Of Haitian Singer Lionel Benjamin, Mikaven Has Written, Produced And Performed Various Hits With Karimi, Including “Baby I Missed You” Which Has Over 9 Million Views On Youtube.

Haitian-born hip-hop group Fugees’ Wyclef Jean called him “one of the most influential and inspirational young artists of our generation” in an interview with the Miami Herald. is.
“Rest in peace,” he wrote on Twitter, posting a video showing him with Mika Ben. Former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Henri Sento echoed his praise on Twitter, calling Mikaben “one of the most talented artists of his generation.”
In a special on Magik9 Radio, singer Tamara Soufren said his death was “a blow to the country”, a state engulfed in a vortex of safety and health crises. The son of famous singer Lionel Benjamin, Mikaben was born in 1981 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, and was well-known in the local music scene as a singer, writer, and producer.
He appeared in several Karimi hits such as ‘Baby I Missed You’ and ‘Fanm sa Move’. He smiled and thanked his fans, posting a video from the Accor Arena on the Saturday before the concert to his more than one million followers on Instagram.
His wife Vanessa, who is pregnant with her third child, posted a message asking for privacy while thanking her people for their prayers. “I can’t speak. I’ve lost my other half and I’m speechless,” she wrote. Wyclef Jean paid tribute to the singer on Twitter, captioning a video of the two together, captioning it, “Rest In Peace King @mikaben Gone too soon #haiti.”

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The musician, whose real name is Michael Benjamin, was performing with the Haitian konpa group CaRiMi at the Accor Arena on Saturday night when he fell ill on stage, the venue said in a statement shared on Twitter.

Though emergency medical service was provided, Benjamin died after collapsing in front of the audience. Video shared to social media shows the music stop abruptly after Benjamin turns mid-performance and attempts to make his way off stage, then falls.