Garowe — Mohamed Saleban Tubec, a popular Somali singer and the king of melody died of pneumonia complications at Barmherzige Bruder hospital in Germany according to his relatives on Tuesday morning, Garowe Online reports.
His son Mustafe Mohamed Saleban said, late Tubec underwent two surgical treatments although the signs of the illness had been persisting over the last year.
Singer Tubec garnered huge support and thousands of fans for his lyrics and stage performances for the past thirty years.
Following Somali state failure in 1991, he fled to Britain in search of haven after deadly battles sparked largely in Mogadishu when armed clan militias and criminal gangs emerged.
To many Somalis, his albums are the most spectacular in the history of Somali music. Tubec was born in Hargeisa, the capital of Somalia's separatist administration of Somaliland in 1946.