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Hundreds of Fans Wept in the Street for Musician DJ Arafat, Who Died at the Age of 33


One of Ivory Coast’s most beloved musicians has died at the age of 33. On August 12, DJ Arafat — whose real name is Ange Didier Houon — succumbed to injuries he sustained in a motorbike accident the day before. He leaves behind his girlfriend Carmen and their two children.

Reports state that the popular Coupé-Décalé artist suffered a skull fracture after his motorcycle collided with a car in the Angre neighborhood of Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.

Though Americans may not know his name, DJ Arafat's incredible legacy lives on, especially in French-speaking countries around the world. Here’s what you need to know about the star and the impact his death has had on fans.