End of era as Makeba takes her last bow

South African singer Miriam Makeba performs during a concert in Castel Volturno, south of Italy on Sunday. Italian news agency ANSA said Makeba died in the Pineta Grande clinic where she was taken after falling ill following her performance at an anti-racism and anti-organized crime concert, in support of writer Roberto Saviano, who wrote "Gomorra," a book about organized crime in southern Italy. PHOTO/REUTERS

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  • South African icon, who weathered many storms, dies in southern Italy

The death of South African icon Miriam Makeba brings to an end an illustrious music career spanning over four decades.

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