Funeral Services Held for Teddy Mitiku

Theodros (Teddy) Mitiku. (Courtesy TG Television)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Updated: Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Washington, DC (TADIAS) – Funeral services were held for legendary Saxophonist Theodros (Teddy) Mitiku on Saturday, December 28th at the Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Church in Washington, DC. He was laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring.

Teddy, who passed away on December 22nd, 2013 following months of medical treatment, was one of the most talented and versatile Ethiopian musicians of his generation. Teddy was a member of the legendary Soul Ekos Band — the first independent musical ensemble to be recorded in Ethiopia — as well as Ibex and Menelik bands. Since then he has accompanied many of Ethiopia’s famous singers, including his brother Teshome Mitiku, as well as entertained audiences with solo albums and performances.

Teddy Mitiku is survived by his wife of 22 years, Meaza Bezu, a daughter, Makeda, his brother, the renowned musician Teshome Mitiku and his sister Chuchu.

We extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family and loved ones.

Video: Tribute to Saxophonist Teddy Mitiku

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