Haitian communities worldwide are reeling following reports Haitian musician Michael “Mikaben” Benjamin died after collapsing on stage immediately after a performance with popular Haitian band, Carimi, during an anniversary reunion performance in Paris.
Benjamin, who was affectionately known as “Mika.”
Benjamin’s musical career spanned more than 20 years, after he rose to fame in Haiti and abroad in the early 2000s with major hits like “Ou Pati” and popular collaborations with fellow Haitian Music Industry (HMI) stars like Carimi, Alan Cave and DJ Michael Brun.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
The cause of death, as he is yet to be verified, however, reports say he died from a cardiac arrest.