Laureate Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin passed away


EMF (25 February 2006) - Ethiopia's Poet Laureate Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin passed away today at the age of 69 at Hospital in New York. His family from New York is expected to publicly announce the death soon. A funeral ceremony of Laureate Tsegaye will be held in New York and The Laureate will be buried in Ethiopia, source close to his family said. “Although he was suffering from kidney infection, his death was accidental to his family. He was in normal condition yesterday. He was dead while he arrives in hospital.” Sources added. His wife w/o Lakech Bitew and his three daughters; Yodit, Mahlet and Adey Tsegaye will go to Ethiopia on Saturday for the burial ceremony.

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