Israeli music stars died in HIV/AIDS

Here are 1 famous musicians from Israel died in HIV/AIDS:

Ofra Haza

Ofra Haza (November 19, 1957 Tel Aviv-February 23, 2000 Ramat Gan) a.k.a. עפרה חזה, Ophra Haza, Ofra Ḥaza, עָפְרָה חָזָה, Ofra Chaza, עופרה חזה, Ofra Nasa, Ofra Hazza, Ofra_Haza, Ofra Jaza, Haza, Ofra or Bat-Shiva Haza was an Israeli singer, songwriter and actor.

Her albums: Hai, Warm Home, Desert Wind, Shirei Moledet A-B, 12"ers, My Soul, Temptations, Shirey Moledet 3, Greatest Hits and Yemenite Songs. Genres related to her: Pop music, World music, Middle Eastern music, Ethnic electronica and Synthpop.

Ofra Haza was born in Tel Aviv to a family of Yemenite Jewish descent. She began singing at a young age and gained national recognition in Israel in the 1970s as a member of the Israeli Army Central Command entertainment troupe. Haza's music blended traditional Middle Eastern and Yemenite Jewish music with modern instrumentation and production techniques, making her a pioneer in the world music genre.

She gained international fame in the 1980s with her album "Yemenite Songs" and her collaboration with British musician Peter Gabriel on the hit song "In Your Eyes." Haza continued to release albums throughout the 1990s, and also acted in Israeli films and television shows.

Tragically, Haza passed away in 2000 at the age of 42 due to complications from AIDS. She is remembered as a beloved cultural icon in Israel and a trailblazer in world music.

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