Ethiopian theater legend Abate Mekuria died

Abate Mekuria, a renowned Ethiopian director,choreographer, and producer who worked in film, television, and theatre passed away last night of prostate cancer. He was 72.
Abate had undergone treatment for prostate cancer some months ago. Having not shown much improvement, he was taken to Egypt for an advanced treatment. He came back a month ago with no progress. His health deteriorated and he was again hospitalized in Addis Ababa Hiwot hospital where he passed away.

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