LOS ANGELES—Legendary Armenian singer Flora Martirosyan passed away Tuesday in Burbank due complications from an earlier surgery, sources reported.
Martirosyan, 55, developed complications following a surgery, she recently cancelled a concert due to problems with her gall-bladder.
Flora Martirosyan, born February 5, 1957 in Gyumri, was the youngest in the family of 4 children. Having inherited vocal skills from her mother, the young singer took part in Garoun 73 song contest to win the 1st place among 800 participants.
Later, as a soloist at a state folk orchestra the singer, has toured over 70 countries while also studying at Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas.
In 1991, the signer left for USA with her husband, to return to Armenia a few years later. From 1997 to 2001, she headed a Yerevan-based Music School after Armen Tigranyan in Yerevan. In 2002, the singer established an International Music Academy after Komitas in USA.
In 2006, she initiated A Pan-Armenian Song Contest Festival.
In 2008, the singer, jointly with Michael Stone created international organization Artist for Peace to raise awareness of crimes against humanity.
In 2011, Martirosyan-initiated Never Again peace concert featured world-famed artists Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Pras, Malina Moyem united in a cause against injustice.
Martirosyan is survived by her two children and husband.
What a great lady rest in peace
sad- i lik eher voce ! but stitt she shouldn´t had moved to US and trun her back to mother Armenia- therfoe no resüpect for such people!!
You Kind of people, they ought to be ashamed of them self..
տո այ ապշյակ, Ֆլորա Մարտիրոսյանը այնքան լավություններ ա արել և ԱՆՈՒՄ ԷՐ Հայրենիքի և Հայերի համար, որ քո նման հազարավորները հավաքվեն իրանց ամբողջ կյանքում չեն կարա անեն.
Կարծում ես եթե Հայաստան մնար ինքը այտքան բան կկարողանար անել??
Այնպես որ բերանտ փակիր ու շնթռիր տեղտ!
Շատ ափսոս որ այտպես ջահել տարիքում մեզանից հեռացավ.
ԱՍՏՎԱԾ ՖԼՈՐԱՅԻ ՀՈԳԻՆ ԼՈՒՍԱՎՈՐԻ.
I can’t believe people like you exists.. Today Armenians in diaspora are giving to Armenia with whatever they can afford… And people like you are ignorant and selfish. I am glad that you are minority and what you said has not value.
Instead of armenchik, tatul, and hayko and all that dumies, this wonderful Armenian lady should die?!
Another idiot…have some respect to all, why do you wish such an ow-full thing, after all they are human beings, they have families, children and friends..U.R. not the one decides who dies and who lives, different people have different taste in every aspect of live, some like Soft music some likes Rock, some like classic some Jazz, some likes Rabeez!!!..thats were the beauty holds..
why do you wish some other Armenian singer die instead?
do you think there are toooo many Armenians, ALREADY.
DO NOT WISH death TO ANY ARMENIAN. If you do, than you’re not different from any turk.
Very sad news. Very sad indeed. Flora through her beautiful voice as recorded on the CD the driver was playing accompanied me during my long Kapan Yerevan ride back in 2009. I was so inspired and uplifted by her voice and songs that I rushed out and bought the entire CD collection the next day.
She will be dearly missed not only by Armenians but by the world Artists who she had initiated such wonderful Peace promoting projects world wide. It is with a feeling of deep sadness that I heard the news. RIP dear Flora Martirosyan, you will always be with us through your legacy. Your memory and your voice will never die!
I am indeed saddened to hear the passing away of our Armenian legendary Peace & Never Again, wonderful adorable singer Flora Martirosyan, I pray that God give her loving Husband and 2 children, all her loved ones, her fans, lots of patienceand strength to cope with this very difficult time and let God Bless Her Soul. R.I.P.& beautiful dear Flora Martirosyan, i believe that your calm songs will be heard forever in all Armenian houses & beyond, You will be remembered in our heart & soul forever, In fact u didn’t deserve to go this way, but God wanted you by his side in Heaven, We love you our dearest legendary singer Flora Martirosyan forever
I REALLY LIKED FLORA MARTIROSYAN”S VOICE HER SONGS WERE REALLLY GOOD. REST IN PEACE FLORA JAN
Let her rest in peace. It is almost impossible to replace her.
Let her soul rest in peace. Flora Martirosyan will be kept in our hearts as beautiful woman with wonderful voice.
Just today I was enjoying your voice
You are full of flowers
Your voice is our incense
Better than any perfume…
You voice Is not only singing in our ears …
But in every cardiac cell
That exists in our beating ventricles
You will remain an icon…
For every ear who enjoyed your tunes
Which chanted soulfully
From your vocal cords…!
Reaching beyond Ararat…and LA bays…!
Flora was my favorite singer – May God rest her soul in his kingdom and give patience to her family and friends. Sylva, what a nice poem.
rest in peace we well never find another flora she had beauthiful voice, this is a big lost for armenians our old songs its gone too,there is no replacement, but my self you always be with me, i hope the new generation still member our beauthiful song rest in peace your voice never die
I am so sad that she is gone. She had beautiful voice and great personality. RIP Flora Martirosyan.
Beautiful voice beautiful lady rest in peace thank you what you have done for Armenian cause.
I cry all day and night. It’s a big tragedy for all of us Armenians.