Karim Ouellet was a Senegalese-born Canadian pop singer-songwriter. He released three albums between 2011 and 2016; his first album was “Plume”, his second album was “Fox” and his third album was “Trente”. His album “Fox” won a Juno Award in 2014. Sadly, he passed away on 17th January 2022 at L’Unisson studio in Quebec City’s Saint-Roch neighborhood at the age of 37. He is survived by his parents and sister, Sarahmee. 

Karim Ouellet, 37, found dead in Quebec City

Karim Ouellet, a Juno award winner and Félix award nominee who broke through with his heartfelt 2012 hit song L’Amour, was found dead Monday at a music studio in Quebec City. He was 37. Sources told Radio-Canada that Ouellet’s body was discovered Monday night at L’Unisson studio in Quebec City’s Saint-Roch neighborhood. Quebec City police have ruled out foul play, and the coroner will investigate to determine the cause of death. His sister, fellow Quebec singer-songwriter Sarahmée wrote in a Facebook post that the family would “continue to celebrate his life, his talent and his legacy” and asked for privacy while the family grieves. “Thank you for this outpouring of love for Karim, to those who were touched by his words and his melodies,” she wrote. He had recently celebrated his 37th birthday and was working on his fourth album before his death, according to his profile on Spotify. 

Juno Award winner, Karim Ouellet dies at 37

Source: @cbc.ca

Karim Ouellet Cause of Death

Karim Ouellet was found dead on the evening of 17th January 2022, at L’Unisson studio in Quebec City’s Saint-Roch neighborhood. He dies at 37. While the foul play was ruled out by local police, his death has prompted an investigation by the municipal coroner’s office. He was reportedly working on his fourth album at the time. 

What was Karim Known For?

  • Being a pop singer and songwriter.
  • His music follows a folk-pop style with some reggae and African music influences.

What Nationality was Karim Ouellet? Know About His Parents, Sibling, and Ethnicity

Karim Ouellet was born on 8th Decemebr 1984 in Dakar, Senegal. Karim’s birth parents’ names are unknown at present. He was adopted by Canadian diplomats when he was only one. The name of his adoptive parents is not publicized. He then moved with his family in France, Rwanda to Quebec City at the age of 15. He began playing guitar, percussion, and piano during his early time. He also has a sibling called Sarahmee Ouellet who was also adopted by Karim’s adoptive parents. His sister is a singer. His ethnicity was Senegalese-Black. He held Canadian nationality. He lastly celebrated his 37th birthday in 2021. He was born with the Sagittarius Zodiac Sign and his religion was Christianity. 

Karim Ouellet and his sister, Sarahmeeo

Source: @instagram.com/sarahmeeo

About his education, he completed his high school studies through one of Quebec’s High Schools. He wrote his first tune at the age of seven years old. He began playing guitar in local bands when he was a teen. He met Claude Bégin in around 2005; Bégin co-wrote the lyrics and music for Ouellet’s first three albums.

Karim Ouellet Career Timeline and Life Story

  • Karim Ouellet released his debut album, “Plume” in the year 2011. 
  • He was the second-place finisher in the Francouvertes competition held in 2011. 
  • He then toured and also appeared at the Francofolies de La Rochelle, Osheaga, and SXSW festivals.
  • Next, he released his second album “Fox” in November 2012 which received three nominations at the Félix Awards in 2013, including Best Male Singer, Best Single for “L’Amour” and Pop Album of the Year.
  • “Fox” won the Francophone Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2014. 
  • Further, he was designated as the best new artist by Radio-Canada in 2012. 
  • His third album, “Trente”, was released in March 2016 which was followed by “Aikido”, a mini-album. 
  • Moreover, he was also a frequent collaborator with several hip hop groups, including CEA and Movèzerbe. 
  • He even served as the French-language spokesman for Black History Month in Canada in 2018.

Karim Ouellet Singing


Karim Ouellet Personal Life: Was he married?

Karim Ouellet was an unmarried man during his lifetime. He was very much focused on his career rather than making a girlfriend. Further, he had not revealed anything regarding his love life, dating affairs, relationship to the media. His sexual orientation was straight and he was not gay. 

How much was Karim Ouellet Net Worth?

Karim Ouellet was a talented and renowned singer whose estimated net worth was between in the range of $1 million – $5 million at the time of his death. His main source of wealth was from the music industry. His exact salary and career earnings have not been revealed yet. Before his death, he was living a cool lifestyle.

How tall was Karim Ouellet?

Karim Ouellet was a cool man who had a standing height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.88 m. His weight consisted of 75 Kg. He had a pair of black eyes and his hair color was also black. His other body measurement details are still to get disclosed yet.  

Source: Gossip Gist

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