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Some heartbreaking news coming in this morning indicates Highlife music legend, Alfred Benjamin Crentsil, popularly known as A.B. Crentsil is has died aged 79.

The highlife luminary has been battling some ailment for almost half a year now. Prior to being grounded by the sickness, A.B. had to be supported by a bar chair during his performances.

Alfred Benjamin “A. B.” Crentsil is a Ghanaian musician born at Prestea in the Western Region. He was one of the “big three” of contemporary Ghanaian vocalists.

Crentsil won numerous Ghanaian music awards, including the Fontomfrom Evergreen Award, a special honour bestowed upon a musician with 15–20 years of continuous music experience.