Muslim Magometovich Magomaev (1942-2008), Honoured Artist of Russia. THE BOSS.
World-famous Azerbaijani singer, People’s Artist of the USSR Muslim Magomaev, died on Friday in Moscow after a long period of illness. He had felt ill this morning, Magomayev’s family told APA from Moscow. “We called the emergency ambulance, but, when the doctors came, he had passed away”. Magomaev’s family said that he was feeling poorly frequently recently. Relatives wanted to take him to hospital, but, he wished to stay at home. There was no report about the date of his funeral.
Magomaev was born on 17 August 1942 in Baku. He was a solo singer of Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theatre from 1963 and graduated from the Azerbaijan State Conservatory in 1968. The Government sent him to Italy to develop his musical education and he passed an internship in La Scala Theatre in Milan, Italy in 1964-65. He was an art director of Azerbaijan State Band-Symphonic Orchestra from 1975 and performed concerts in CIS countries, France, Bulgaria, Poland, Finland, Canada, Iran, amongst other locations. He was awarded with a number of medals and orders form the former USSR and Azerbaijan.
25 October 2008