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NEWS OF THE WEEK: Harry Belafonte dies aged 96

The singer/actor passed away at his Manhattan home on Tuesday due to congestive heart failure, his longtime spokesman Ken Sunshine told The New York Times. Born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr. in Harlem, New York to Caribbean-born parents, Belafonte became a huge star in the 1950s. He helped popularise calypso music, even though he later performed in many other genres such as folk, blues and American standards. The musician was perhaps best known for songs including Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), Jump in the Line and Jamaica Farewell,…