He was one of the best musicians Africa ever had; a popular figure in the world music scene.
Papa Wemba, 66, collapsed on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast.
A video from the concert shows the musician slumped on the floor while the dancers continued with their performance apparently unaware of what was going on. He was performing his third song on stage before collapsing.
The famous Congolese musician was pronounced dead on stage.
His real names are Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba.