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

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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.