(BEIRUT, LEBANON) — Lebanese superstar Assi Helani received news of his 35-year-old brother’s death on Tuesday evening, after he was admitted into the hospital several weeks ago.
Helani’s brother Ali died at an intensive care unit after being treated for meningitis. Media reports say he had been admitted to a hospital weeks before, but the singer kept quiet about it.
Al Jaras Magazine reports that Ali was buried on Wednesday and family and friends were beginning to pay condolences to the Helani family.
“You are resting my brother. You left me and returned your wings to God,” said Helani. “Sadness swept all of my life.”