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Haiti: Renowned Haitians announced dead

Though communicating inside and outside Haiti has been a huge challenge and most people have not been able to have reliable -if any – information concerning their relatives and friends, news has come, interestingly enough, from bloggers outside of Haiti, about famous people missing or already declared dead.

The bloggers of Espas Ayisyen [Fr] quote a post published on Radio Kiskeya [Fr], on Wednesday January 13th. It features a testimony by Haitian journalist and photographer Liliane Pierre-Paul [here is a stream of her pictures published on Flickr], who draws a list of well-known people who were officially found dead after the disaster. About it she says [Fr]:

ce nombre impensable de personnalités disparues laissait le pays dans un état de quasi-vacance décisionnelle.

this unthinkable number of missing personalities leaves the country's decision-making in a situation of near-vacancy.

Here is the list to which she refers:

Hédi Anabi / Patron de la MINUSTAH
-.Luis Dacosta / No 2 de la MINUSTAH
-.Monseigneur Serge Miot / Archevêque de Port-au-Prince (Décédé au cours de l’effondrement de la Cathédrale de Port-au-Prince)
-.Le Juge Roc Cadet / Doyen du tribunal civil (Décédé au cours de l’effondrement du Palais de Justice)
-.2 sénateurs décédés au cours de l’effondrement du Parlement
-.2 ministres du gouvernement en deuil : – Ronald Beaudin – Ministre de l’Économie et des Finances qui a perdu son fils lors de la catastrophe. – Patrick Delatour qui a perdu ses parents (Son père et sa mère)
-.3 directeurs généraux qui sont morts dans leurs ministères respectifs.
-.Mirna Narcisse Théodore, directrice générale du ministère de la Condition Féminine et des Droits de la Femme.
-.Le géographe et écrivain Georges et Mireille Anglade

Hédi Anabi / Head of MINUSTAH
-.Luis Dacosta / No 2 of MINUSTAH
-.Monseigneur Serge Miot / Archbishop of Port-au-Prince (died as the Cathedral of Port-au-Prince collapsed)
-.Le Juge Roc Cadet / Dean of the Civil Court (died as the Courthouse collapsed)
-.2 Senators died as the Parliament building collapsed
-.2 Government ministers are in mourning : – Ronald Beaudin – Minister of Economy and Finances lost his son during the earthquake. – Patrick Delatour lost both parents (his father and his mother)
-.3 managing directors died in the buildings of their respective government departments.
-.Mirna Narcisse Théodore, managing director of the Ministry of Feminine Condition and Women's Rights.
-.The geographer and writer Georges Anglade and his wife Mireille.

As for Georges Anglade, Métropole Haïti published a post announcing his death along with his wife [Fr]:

La scène littéraire haïtienne vient de perdre un grand homme, Georges Anglade et son épouse ont trouvé la mort lors du séisme qui a ébranlé l'île le mardi 12 janvier. L'auteur haïtien se trouvait à Port-au-Prince à l'occasion du festival Étonnants Voyageurs qui devait se dérouler du 14 au 17 janvier.

The Haitian literary scene has lost a great man: Georges Anglade and his wife died during the earthquake which shook the island on Tuesday, January 12th. The Haitian author was in Port-au-Prince for the “Etonnants Voyageurs” festival, which was to be held from January 14th to 17th.

Cyberpresse.ca also wrote a post questioning (or asserting!) the death of Haitian artists from the music industry [Fr]:

L'épouvantable séisme qui a frappé Haïti mardi a aussi décimé sa communauté de musiciens, chanteurs, rappeurs et professionnels de la musique résidant à Port-au-Prince, sans compter les autres artistes haïtiens de la diaspora de passage.

The awful earthquake which hit Haiti on Tuesday has also affected the community of musicians, singers, rappers and other music professionals who lived in Port-au-Prince, including other Haitian artists from the Diaspora who were only visiting.

In the same post, Espas Ayisyen Toulouse reminds readers that besides those well-known people, there are numbers of unidentified corpses in the streets [Fr]:

[...] Et une masse de “Tijosèf” c'est-à-dire des anonymes et des sans nom.

[...] And a crowd of “Tijosèf” (Lil’ Joseph), that is to say anonymous and unidentified people.

Find out more about the earthquake in Haiti on our Special Coverage page.

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