Anita Bitri-Prapaniku

 

Age: 36

 

Summary: Albanian singer who came to the United States in 1996 to escape unrest in her home country and became an in-demand performer at weddings, parties, and festivals in New York's Albanian-American community whose distinct musical style was to combine traditional Albanian music with contemporary American pop and who was currently recording two CDs and music videos.

 

Cause of Death: Carbon monoxide poisoning

 

Born: January 8, 1968

 

Died: October 19, 2004

 

Location: Staten Island, New York