Akon Dead at 38

Akon, 38, died in his Atlanta home November 20, 2011.

Akon, 38, died in his Atlanta home November 20, 2011.

Atlanta– Fans mourn the loss of Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam, the artist better known by the name ‘Akon,’ who died early Sunday morning at his home in Atlanta.

Akon was pronounced dead at 3:48 a.m. EST. Cause of death was listed as “Complications associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome,” or AIDS. He was 38.

Akon is survived by three ex-wives and six children.

Because no will was entered into the public record, Akon’s charity for underprivileged children in Africa, the Konfidence Foundation, will dissolve.

Remaining assets are to be turned over to DR (Congo) for future disbursement to nobody in particular.

Akon suffered in the wake of an incident at a 2007 concert in Trinidad and Tobago during which he simulated a sexual act onstage with a 15-year-old girl. When Akon realized what was happening, he instinctively “finished,” and left the girl onstage to deal with their imaginary pregnancy alone, in a puddle of shame and booming bass rhythms.

3,032 comments to Akon Dead at 38

  • Odusanya Babafemi

    R.I.P akon rest ɪ̇η the blossom of thy Lord.

  • nica

    Oh pls. Where do u people come up with this stuff. Even if the man had died and left no will, u honestly think the state will pass his children over and give it to a charity. Stuuuuups. This site should abolished

  • Beejay

    Akon is alive.

  • sweetie

    wow people have no life akon is not dead this story is so stupied haters have no life just look at the story even the way its written lol dont believe it guys akon is still alive luv u akon god bless.

  • Chimezz

    y una dey fabricate lie like dis na? abeg stop am ooo! hw can u say AK baba is gone. stop abeg.