Legendary African musician Ali Farka Toure
has died following a long illness. He was 66. Toure, who last month won his second Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album alongside Toumani Diabate
for In the Heart of the Moon
, passed away in Mali capital Bamako. He will be buried in his hometown of Niafunke tomorrow.
Radio stations in Bamako have been playing Toure's music non-stop in tribute to the late musician. Toure, who was born in Timbuktu in 1939, once served as mayor of Bamako. He first won a Grammy for his 1994 album with American guitarist Ry Cooder
, Talking Timbuktu
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)