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Ofra Haza was an Israeli singer, actress and international recording artist. By the age of 19, she was the most popular pop star in her homeland, dubbed by many journalists as "The Madonna of the East".

She represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 1983 in Munich with the song Hi, which was tapped to do well by many. The performance met expectations and she finished in second place, the song going on to become a big hit.

After Eurovision, her popularity grew and she went on to contribute to many major motion picture soundtracks, her best known is the soundtrack to the 1998 DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt where she also performed the voice of Moses' mother.

She passed away on 23 February 2000 of AIDS-related pneumonia at the age of 42, but has left a legacy to the people of Israel.

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