Cambodian music stars who deceased at age 38

Here are 1 famous musicians from Cambodia died at 38:

Ros Sereysothea

Ros Sereysothea (April 5, 2015 Battambang Province-April 5, 1977) a.k.a. Sereysothea, Ros, Ros Serey Sothea or Sothea, Ros Serey was a Cambodian singer and songwriter.

Her related genres: Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic rock, Garage rock, Film score, Blues and Romvong.

Ros Sereysothea rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s during the Cambodian music scene's golden era. She quickly became one of the leading voices of Cambodian popular music and was dubbed "The Queen of Cambodian Pop". With her powerful, emotive voice and natural charisma, she captivated audiences and won the hearts of many fans throughout the country.

Ros Sereysothea's distinctive style combined elements of traditional Cambodian music with Western influences, such as rock and roll and rhythm and blues. Her collaborations with legendary Cambodian songwriter and musician Sinn Sisamouth resulted in some of the most beloved songs of the era, including "Chnam Oun Dop Pram Muy (I'm 16)" and "Penh Jet Thai Bong Mouy (Phnom Penh, the City of Seven Hills)".

Tragically, Ros Sereysothea's life was cut short when she and many other Cambodian artists were targeted by the Khmer Rouge regime, which sought to eradicate all forms of urban culture. She disappeared in 1977 and is presumed to have died during the brutal regime's reign of terror. Nonetheless, her legacy as a pioneer of Cambodian pop music and one of the country's most beloved cultural icons endures to this day.

Read more about Ros Sereysothea on Wikipedia »

Related articles