Houari Manar, one of the distinguished singers of Algerian folk music rai, has died aged 38, Algerian media report.
He died of a heart attack in a clinic in Algiers where he was undergoing plastic surgery.
An investigation has been opened to know the exact circumstances of his death, French investigative website Médiapart reports.
The announcement of his death has created a stir on social media. Manar had a large fan-base in North Africa and France. Some fans quickly travelled to the clinic where their idol died, HuffPost Maghreb reports.
The controversial singer also had many critics because of his “bold” look and socially sensitive topics in his lyrics, such as homosexuality.
Author: Staff Writer