Mikaben, Haitian Singer, Dead At Age 41 After Collapsing On Stage
Michael Benjamin : ‘An Extraordinary Artist. An Even Better Man.’
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.
— Much Too Old to Feel this Damn Young (@PalominoOMG) October 16, 2022
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.