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  • Writer's pictureVolume 82 Magazine

Entertainer Harry Belafonte Who Won the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards Has Passed Away at 96


Harry Belafonte, entertainment legend and Civil Rights activist passed away at his home in New York City. He was 96 years old. Harry was a trailblazer who became the first to do many things in the entertainment industry. He popularized the calypso music genre, becoming the first solo artist to sell one million units on his album Calypso. The Jamaican-American entertainer also won the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards.

A young Harry Belafonte/MPTV Images for IMDB

During his time, Harry also advocated for juvenile justice and reportedly shared a close bond with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through their civil rights work. He leaves behind four children and is widely respected and loved by many celebrities, especially in the New York City community. The world will remember his talent and outstanding legacy.


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