Saudi Artist, Abu Bakr Salem, Deceased after Long Struggle with Disease
SMA News – Al-Arabia Net After a long struggle with disease, Abu Bakr Salem, the prominent Saudi artist, died on Sunday. Salem was born in 1939. He was a composer, signer and poet with Hadhramaut roots. During 1970s, he travelled among Beirut, Jeddah and Cairo before he finally settles in Riyadh. For the rest of his life, he frequently visited his relatives in Adan. Salem was well-educated, and his culture had a direct reflection on his works and his ability to sing and compose several types of music. For the last 10 years, Salem suffered from heart disease and performed major open-heart surgeries in Germany before he eventually died on Sunday.