Egyptian music stars who deceased at age 46

Here are 2 famous musicians from Egypt died at 46:

Abu Ubaidah al-Banshiri

Abu Ubaidah al-Banshiri (May 1, 1950 Cairo-May 23, 1996 Mwanza) otherwise known as Ebu Ubeyde el-Ban┼čiri or Ali Ameen Al Rasheedy was an Egyptian personality.

He was an Islamist militant and founding member of the jihadist organization al-Qaeda. He is believed to have participated in the early planning stages of the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya, which killed over 200 people. Al-Banshiri was also implicated in the bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Pakistan in 1995, as well as several other attacks in Egypt. He was killed in a dispute with fellow militants in Tanzania in 1996. Al-Banshiri remains a controversial figure, celebrated by some as a martyr and condemned by others as a terrorist.

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Farag Foda

Farag Foda (August 20, 1945 Az Zarqa, Egypt-June 8, 1992 Cairo) was an Egyptian journalist, columnist and writer.

Foda was known for his controversial viewpoints regarding Islamic extremism and the Muslim Brotherhood. He received numerous death threats during his career, but continued to write and speak out against extremism. Foda was eventually assassinated in 1992 outside his office in Cairo by Islamic extremists who objected to his liberal views. His death sparked widespread protests and highlighted the growing issue of religious extremism in Egypt. Despite the dangers he faced, Foda remains a beacon of courage and perseverance for those who fight for free speech and democracy in the face of repression.

He died as a result of assassination.

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