Israeli singerDied when: 42 years 96 days (507 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Bat-Sheva Ofra Haza (Hebrew: בת-שבע עפרה חזה; 19 November 1957 – 23 February 2000), known professionally as Ofra Haza (עפרה חזה), was an Israeli singer, actress, and Grammy Award-nominated recording artist commonly known in the Western world as "The Israeli Madonna", or "Madonna of the East".
Her voice has been described as a "tender" mezzo-soprano.Of Mizrahi Jewish (Yemenite-Jewish) descent, Haza's music is known as a mixture of traditional and commercial singing styles, fusing elements of Eastern and Western instrumentation, orchestration and dance-beat.
She became successful in Europe and the Americas; during her singing career, she earned many platinum and gold discs.In Israel, Haza was an influential cultural figure who helped to popularize Mizrahi culture.