Shoshana Damari

 

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: Israeli singer known as the queen of Hebrew music whose voice came to embody the emerging nation of Israel and comforted its people in trying times, who entertained Israeli civilians and soldiers for nearly 70 years with her booming alto voice continuing to perform until shortly before her death, and who won Israeli's top civilian honor, the Israel Prize, for her contribution to Israeli vocal music.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

 

Born: 1923

 

Died: February 14, 2006

 

Location: Jerusalem, Israel