Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Steven Kanumba Dead at 28; Thousands Mourn at Funeral

One of Tanzania's most famous soap stars, Steven Kanumba, died after suffering a serious head injury during an argument with his girlfriend.

The 28 year old actor fell while arguing with actress Elizabeth Michael on Saturday. He collapsed and lost consciousness, according to reports. He was admitted to a local hospital in the city of Dar es Salaam with brain damage, but doctors were unable to save him and he was declared dead later that night.

Michael, known to locals as Lulu, is currently being questioned by police. We will update the story once their investigation has finalized.

A public funeral was held for Kanumbra on Monday and more than 30,000 people lined the streets to pay their respects to the actor known as "The Great."

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