Haitian musicians died at 63

Here are 2 famous musicians from Haiti died at 63:

Jean-Claude Duvalier

Jean-Claude Duvalier (July 3, 1951 Port-au-Prince-October 4, 2014 Port-au-Prince) otherwise known as Baby Doc was a Haitian politician.

Jean-Claude Duvalier succeeded his father, François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, as the President of Haiti at the young age of 19. He ruled Haiti for 15 years, from 1971 until his ousting in 1986. During his presidency, Haiti experienced both political oppression and economic decline, with widespread corruption and human rights abuses. Duvalier's regime was notorious for its use of violence and torture to suppress opposition. In 1986, after growing pressure from the international community and a popular uprising, Duvalier fled Haiti for exile in France. He remained in exile for almost 25 years, returning to Haiti in 2011 to face corruption charges. Despite facing ongoing protests, Duvalier never faced trial for his crimes during his time as president, and his death in 2014 marked the end of a controversial era in Haiti's history.

He died in myocardial infarction.

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Gérard Jean-Juste

Gérard Jean-Juste (February 7, 1946 Cavaillon-May 27, 2009 Miami) also known as Gerard Jean-Juste was a Haitian democracy activist and priest.

He was best known for his advocacy for the poor and oppressed in Haiti, particularly during the years of military dictatorship in the 1990s. Jean-Juste was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1971 and was an advocate for the poor from the beginning of his ministry. He was frequently at odds with the Haitian government and was imprisoned several times for his activism.

In 2004, he was briefly considered as a presidential candidate for Haiti's Lavalas party. However, he was prevented from running due to his previous convictions. Jean-Juste continued to agitate for democracy and human rights in Haiti until his death in 2009. His life and work have inspired many others in the struggle for social justice in Haiti and beyond.

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