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Monday, 9 April, 2001, 14:00 GMT 15:00 UK
Cuban violinist dies on stage

A member of the Cuban band, Buena Vista Social Club, has died after collapsing on stage in Basel, Switzerland.

The musician, Pedro Depestre, who was fifty-five, collapsed after performing a violin solo.

He could not be revived despite being treated by a doctor who was in the audience.

The band members, some of whom are in their seventies and eighties, cancelled a concert they were due to perform today Monday in Cologne.

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