Legendary singer, activist, and actor Harry Belafonte has died of congestive heart failure at 96.
A renowned singer, actor, and activist, Belafonte was a pioneer in breaking down barriers for Black performers in the entertainment industry and became a major force in the civil rights movement.
He was best known for his hit songs, including “The Banana Boat Song” and “Jump in the Line,” but his activism was equally important.
Belafonte used his celebrity status to advocate for social justice and civil rights and worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was also a UNICEF goodwill ambassador and focused on humanitarian efforts, including supporting programs that provided education and healthcare to underserved communities.
Belafonte leaves behind a legacy of using his platform to make a positive impact on the world.
Icon. Trailblazer. Activist. Heartthrob.