Reggae star Eyob Mekonnen has died after suffering a stroke last week (ends16Aug13).

The Ethiopian singer, 37, passed away in a Kenya hospital on Sunday (18Aug13).

A post on Mekonnen's fan page reads: "He has made such a mark on the Ethiopian music scene, bringing a unique and poetic voice with thoughtful lyrics and a beautiful reggae vibe."

The singer founded reggae group Zion Band but found worldwide acclaim as a solo artist following the release of his debut album Kal in 2010.

A funeral is being planned in Ethiopia for Wednesday (21Aug13).