BEIRUT: Prominent Lebanese singer, Wadih al-Safi, died Friday night at the age of 92.
The renowned singer and songwriter, nicknamed "the voice of Lebanon” and “the golden throat,” passed away at the Belle Vue Medical Center.
According to the National News Agency, Safi suffered a stroke around 7:30 p.m. and was transferred to a nearby hospital where he passed away.
Considered one of the most influential singers in Lebanon's history, Safi recorded over 1,000 songs, starred in several movies, and collaborated with many artists of his generation, including Sabah.
At the tender age of 17, Safi who hails from the Chouf Village of Niha, won a singing competition by the Lebanese Broadcasting Network, a radio station, which helped kick start his career.