Anita Bitri

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Anita Bitri
Born (1968-01-08)January 8, 1968
Died October 19, 2004(2004-10-19) (aged 36)
Genres Pop music

Anita Bitri-Prapaniku (8 January 1968 – 19 October 2004) was a pop singer and violinist from Albania.[1][2] She was found dead in her Staten Island home along with her 8-year-old daughter Sibora Nini and 66-year-old mother Azbije. The three died due to an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning after boiler ventilators in the basement were stuffed with plastic bags to keep out concrete from construction work. Her husband, Luan Prapaniku, had recently died from cancer.

Bitri started singing at the age of sixteen, and she became popular in Albania with her song "First Love". She emigrated to the United States in 1996. At the time of her death, she was in the process of recording two albums, one in Albanian and one in English.

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  1. ^ Shaila K. Dewan (2004-10-20), Weeks Before Detectors Become Law, Fumes Kill Singer and Family, NY Times 
  2. ^ "Ndahet nga jeta këngëtarja Anita Bitri". Retrieved 4 September 2015. 

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