Tributes have begun to pour in for Ange Didier Huon, Ivorian disc jockey and singer, who lost his life in a motorbike accident.
According to the state broadcaster RTI, the award-winning singer fractured his skull after a collision between his motorcycle and a car on Sunday in Abidjan. He was admitted into a hospital in the city.
[Nécrologie]🇨🇮 Décès de l'artiste DJ ARAFAT de son vrai nom Houon Ange Didier ce lundi 12 août à 8 heures, des suites d'un accident de la circulation qui s'est produit dans la nuit du dimanche 11 août à Abidjan.#RTIinfo @RTIOfficiel pic.twitter.com/GRxkh531Vg
— RTI Info (@RTI_info) August 12, 2019
The 33-year-old died in the early hours of Monday.
Celebrities and fans alike have taken to Twitter to pay their last respects to the “King of Coupé-Décalé”, a music genre he created.
“RIP DJ Arafat. Africa has lost a legend,” said Yemi Alade.
“RIP yorobo, I love you,” said Davido.
“Where do you start on DJ Arafat’s impact on Ivorian music and African pop culture? From the sound, to the dance-steps, to the use of social media, to how he deeply connected with the masses. But first of all, is he really dead? I’m in denial,” a Twitter user wrote.
Here are some tributes to the fallen singer:
— 🤜🏾 #WOMANOFSTEEL 🤛🏾 (@yemialadee) August 12, 2019
Where do you start on DJ Arafat's impact on ivorian music and african pop culture? From the sound, to the dance steps, to the use of social media, to how he deeply connected with the masses… But first of all, is he really dead? I'm in denial. I mean.
— Puff Mammy. (@PaolaAudrey) August 12, 2019
Damn RIP DJ Arafat! 😭😭😭
— DJ ECool ⚡️ (@DJECOOL) August 12, 2019
— J Martins (@Realjmartins) August 12, 2019
RIP DJ Arafat….. this one Dey pain sha
— Trey Mofo 🇳🇬 (@treymofo) August 12, 2019
😢😢😢 RIP YOROBO I LOVE YOU! ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/4rXY07RK1L
— Davido (@iam_Davido) August 12, 2019
DJ Arafat has died in a road accident. He was 33 years old.
He gave Africa this massive Hit and so many more like it.
Sleep well KING!pic.twitter.com/AHAu8dC6Bk
— Pastor Clinton of Abuja😇 (@Pastor_CVB) August 12, 2019
Rest In Peace DJ Arafat.
Peace To The Fallen! 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/TLL58HffPF
— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) August 12, 2019
REST IN PEACE DJ ARAFAT
— Yacub Omeizaah (@omeizaah) August 12, 2019
Tragic!! Rest well DJ Arafat! pic.twitter.com/ixLEJ2k1q8
— #POWERPILLSERIES 🍾 (@RevErskineGH) August 12, 2019
+ This country will never be the same. RIP DJ Arafat @yorobo86 . You inspired a whole generation. Your work and energy will live through us. Like Nipsey said: THE MARATHON CONTINUES. 🙏🏾💔🇨🇮
— + G-yonce (@HxdiHxdi) August 12, 2019
The dancefloors echo your name..#RIPArafat
— Astro (@Astroh17) August 12, 2019
I’m so sad about this news. DJ Arafat holds a special place in my heart cause we used to sing his song Jonathan to my brother all the time cause that’s his name. Weird thing is that today is my brothers bday and normally I would send him a vn with the song playing 😞. RIP 🕊💜
— Sasa (@chocoolatseh) August 12, 2019
RIP DJ Arafat.
Life’s too short, man
— D (@est94D) August 12, 2019
VIDEO: The Last scene Of DJ Arafat
On The motorcycle, Before the Accident..
Watch the Video Very Well,
The way Arafat was looking around the Motorcycle Gives a clear indication that, He didn’t really know much about that particular Ride.#RIPArafat💔😢🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/tewWjBcYYt
— Shadrack Amonoo Crabe (HumbleGangsta👁🗨) (@Gedio10) August 12, 2019
DJ Arafat is dead.. his last post on Instagram was 20hrs ago. This life is just a pot of beans .
— HelenOzor_ (@HelenOzor_) August 12, 2019
DJ Arafat gave us mad beat, Rest in peace sir.
— datfatniggur (@YankeeOnline) August 12, 2019
Rest In Peace to Ivory Coast Coupe Decale Legend, Houon Ange Didier, aka DJ #Arafat. The cause of death was a motorcycle accident late Sunday night in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire.
May his music and legacy live on forever
— Moses Ngwanah (@mosesngwanah) August 12, 2019
Dj Arafat’s touchin body was and still is hard af..RIP 🙏🏿
— Roland (@A_2_Step_) August 12, 2019
— Confam Magazine (@confammag) August 12, 2019
Wow! Rest In Peace DJ Arafat. 😰
— 🐬 (@WeirdFishXX) August 12, 2019