Relatives and Lebanese soldiers stand next to the coffin of singer and actress Sabah during her funeral at the St. Georges Cathedral in downtown Beirut, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Thousands poured onto the streets Sunday to bid farewell to musical legend Sabah, who will not only be remembered for her huge contributions to the arts, but hailed for her humility despite achieving international acclaim.Sabah's coffin arrived in a white hearse covered with white flowers, which led a convoy of five black hearses carrying the wreaths that had the names of nearly all of Lebanon's most known figures.Sabbouha's coffin, draped with a Lebanese flag and covered with white flowers, was carried into the hall of the Saint George Church, where the Patriarch Rai prepared to lead mass.Born Jeanette Feghali in Bdadoun, a town in Aley, the star who passed away at the age 87 was the first Arab singer to perform at Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Piccadilly Theater in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.She has starred in 83 films (Lebanese and Egyptian) and 27 Lebanese plays. Sabah also has over 3,000 Lebanese and Egyptian songs.
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