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Daniel Sahad, lead singer of Austin band Nané, dies at 29

Baku, April 14, AZERTAC

Daniel Sahad, the lead singer of Austin-based funk/soul band Nané died on the evening of Sunday, April 10 at the age of 29. The band posted about Sahad's death on Instagram on Monday, April 11.

“It is with unbelievable pain that we have to share our beautiful leader, Daniel Sahad, passed away last night. Please give his family and friends the space they need to process this tragedy. Thank you all,” the statement read.

Sahad's death comes three days after Nané played at City Hall during an intermission in last week's Austin City Council meeting. The Austin Economic Development Corporation named Thursday, April 7 "Nané Day" in Austin. The band was gearing up for multiple spring and summer concerts, including a slot at Float Fest in Gonzales.

Sahad, whose parents immigrated from the Dominican Republic before he was born, grew up in Amarillo. He moved to Austin to attend school at the University of Texas.

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