Lebanon’s Celebrities Mourn Lebanese Composer Who Just Died From Coronavirus


The deadly coronavirus just claimed the life of yet another Lebanese musician shortly after causing the death of musical prodigy Bassam Saba.

On Monday evening, renowned Lebanese composer and producer Jean Saliba passed away after suffering the coronavirus that he had contracted about a month ago.

Saliba died in the hospital where he was being treated for the virus. His health reportedly deteriorated and he had fallen into a coma before eventually bidding Lebanon goodbye.

During his lengthy music career, Saliba worked with many celebrities, especially through his production company, Dilara Music Productions & Publishing, which he established in the late 1990s.

Lebanon’s artistic and entertainment community are mourning the great loss.

Lebanese singer Elissa grieved the death of her friend who, she said, left the world in the saddest way, “There is nothing worse than this news. What energy he still had, life and wit… May God have mercy on you, my friend.”

Singer Ragheb Alama tweeted his condolences and wrote about Saliba, “His energetic spirit was always producing the best songs. We will miss you, Jean, and the artistic community will miss you.”

Nancy Ajram, Nassif Zeytoun, and many more renowned artists, musicians, actors, and more shared their condolences and emotional messages on social media.

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