Miriam Makeba’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 4, 1932

Death Date

November 10, 2008

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack


World Music Singer

The world music singer Miriam Makeba died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

South African Grammy Award-winning singer and civil rights activist who worked against the apartheid and released the hit “Pata Pata.”

She married Sonny Pilay in 1959, then Hugh Masekela in 1964, and finally Stokely Carmichael in April 1968.



“You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged by those who listen to you, and those who come to applaud you. And to me, those people are very important.” (Miriam Makeba)


“Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.” (Miriam Makeba)


“I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.” (Miriam Makeba)


“And I believe that it becomes a troubled continent because there are those who must always cause confusion so that we do not keep these natural resources.” (Miriam Makeba)


“And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it’s third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it’s much more polite.” (Miriam Makeba)