Tributes pour in following death of Lebanese singer Georges Al Rassi aged 42

Tributes pour in following death of Lebanese singer Georges Al Rassi aged 42 Credit: Twitter @GeorgesAlRassi

Popular Lebanese singer Georges Al Rassi has died in a car crash aged 42, as reported on Saturday, August 27.

“Pop singer George Al-Rassi died, on Saturday morning, after his car crashed into a concrete barrier in the Masnaa locality at the point separating the Lebanese and Syrian borders, as he was coming from the Syrian border.”

“A woman who was accompanied by Al-Rassi also died,” read an official statement by the Lebanon National News Agency.

Georges Al Rassi, born January 1980, was a Lebanese actor, singer, model, musician, and songwriter.

At 16 years of age Georges Al Rassi earnt his first contract, a six months agreement to perform at Options, the international nightclub, in Kaslik, Lebanon.

Tributes have flooded Twitter following the announcement of his death:

“Dear friend @GeorgesAlRassi and @NadineElRassi
there are no words to express my deep sadness and infinite sorrow for this great loss 🙏🏻💔🙏🏻🥲”

To which another user responded: “The ugliest thing to hear when you are going to receive such news suddenly, may God have mercy on him and give patience to his family 🙏.”

 

“May your soul rest in peace, and may your memory be eternal 🙏🏻 May God have mercy on him and give patience to your heart.  @NadineElRassi”

“@GeorgesAlRassiOh my God, what is this sad and painful news…. Oh my God, forbidden, may God have mercy and give patience to his family, sisters and son @NadineElRassi and may God have mercy on the girl who was with him and give patience to his family and children.”

Further tweets allegedly showed footage of the singer hours before his death:

 

The news follows reports on Thursday, August 25 when it was revealed that Uganda’s former Security Minister Elly Tumwine had died aged 68.


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