http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36123214 Papa Wemba, Congo music star, dies after stage collapse - BBC News The influential Congolese music star Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. bbc.com The influential Congolese musician Papa Wemba has died aged 66 after collapsing during a concert. Footage from the show in Ivory Coast showed him slumped on stage. His dancers, unaware of what was happening, continued to perform before rushing to his aid. In a career spanning almost half a century, Wemba became known as the "the king of Congolese rumba".