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Icon of Arab music Sabah dies in Lebanon
November 26, 2014, 10:45 am
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Sabah, an actress and singer considered an icon in the Arab World, has died, Lebanese media reported.

Al-Nahar newspaper said the Lebanese diva passed away on Wednesday morning at her residence at the age of 87.

During her more than six-decade long career, Sabah, who was born as Jeanette Gergis Al-Feghali, released over 50 albums and acted in 98 films.

She is reportedly the first Arabic singer who performed at Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, and Piccadilly Theatre in London and Sydney Opera House in Sydney, according to the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper.

The deceased singer was born in Bdadoun, a Lebanese town in the Baabda-Aley province.

She is known for her multiple marriages, tying the knot with at least nine men.

She acted in Lebanese, Egyptian and Syrian films since the black-and-white film era, making her a celebrated personality across the Arab World.

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