Sad news. Cameroonian singer Wes Madiko, better known as Wes, died overnight from Friday to Saturday in hospital in Alençon, France. His death would have occurred following an “operationmedical ation due to nosocomial infection“, can we read in the columns of Parisian. The man, who was only 57, was made famous by singing Alane, the hit of the summer and of the year 1997. “There come times when the feeling of helplessness seizes you and threatens to break you, but leaves you standing there, convincing you that there is a breath of life somewhere.” His words, spoken by singer Wes a few years ago following the death of his loved ones, resonate with us today more than ever. A legend has passed away, leaving us a final message of peace for humanity on his hospital bed which will be communicated to you in the days to come “, write his relatives in a press release.
As a reminder, the title Alane was the big box of the year 1997. It was also ranked at the top of sales in several European countries (Belgium, France, Austria and the Netherlands). The clip of the song, choreographed by Mia Frye, was at the time regularly broadcast on TF1, which also contributed to the success of the title and its singer.