Beloved Egyptian Percussionist and Composer Hossam Ramzy is Dead.
Egyptian percussionist and composer Hossam Ramzy has died at the age of 65.
Ramzy was born into a wealthy Cairo family. He began playing the darbuka and tabla at an early age. He moved to Saudi Arabia for a time and learned traditional Bedouin music styles.
In the 1970s he moved to London and began playing with saxophonist Andy Sheppard. His collaborations with jazz musicians earned him the nickname “The Sultan of Swing” In 1989 he worked with Peter Gabriel on the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ.
This brought him to the attention of artists such as Frank Asher and the Gipsy Kings, according to his profile on wikipedia.
Cause of Death :
We don’t have that information yet, this is a developing story.
Meanwhile the following statement was released on his Facebook Page few hours ago to confirm his demise.
Others paid tribute to the late legend on Facebook and other social media platform.