It was supposed to be a party night, it turned into a real drama. Saturday October 15, 2022, during the reunion concert with the group Carimi, Mikaben went on stage to perform two titles with him Ou pati / Hello Baby and Baby I Miss You. Only, shortly before 11 p.m., he collapsed. Despite the rapid intervention of emergency services, he could not be revived. At 41, the singer was declared dead. Since his brutal and tragic disappearance, the tributes continue to multiply. His wife, pregnant with their third child, also came out of silence on Sunday, October 16, 2022. She wanted to thank all the people who take the time to send her a message of support during this time of mourning. She also claimed calm not being able to speak.

“Thank you for your prayers but please stop calling me. I’m in no condition to speak at all. I just lost my other half and I have no words,” he wrote. Vanessa, who had been Mikaben’s wife since 2020. Together, they had two children: a boy named Gaby and a one-and-a-half-year-old girl, Leïa. The singer was also preparing to discover the joys of fatherhood for the third time. In September 2022, the lovers had announced the beautiful news. They were expecting a baby in December 2022. The next few months are going to be terrible for his wife who will have to keep moving forward for her two children and her baby who is about to show up.

Tributes have multiplied since Mikaben’s death

A few hours after the announcement of Mikaben’s death, on his Twitter account, the Accor Arena wanted to express its greatest sadness. “The entire Accor Arena team is terribly affected and sends all its support to his family and loved ones in this painful ordeal,” wrote the Accor Arena in Paris-Bercy on Sunday October 16, 2022. The Prime Minister of Haiti also reacted immediately to the announcement of the death of Michael Benjamin of his real name. “The country and the Haitian youth have lost a beautiful soul. It is a great reference of Haitian music that has just passed away.”

According to videos posted on social networks, during the concert, the singer is seen leaving the stage and suddenly collapsing while he is still visible to the public. Born in Port-au-Prince in 1981, Mikaben was the son of singer Lionel Benjamin. In turn, he had chosen to get into music. He was thus a singer, composer and producer. He had performed several successful songs with the group Carimi, including Baby I Missed You or Fanm sa Move. He leaves behind a grieving woman and a whole family in the greatest sorrow. For now, the causes of his death have not been revealed.

Death of Mikaben in Bercy: his wife, pregnant with their third child, comes out of silence

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