Suzanne Tamim: Sakin Albi La La

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Suzanne Tamim (Arabic: سوزان تميم‎, September 23, 1977 July 28, 2008) was a Lebanese singer who rose to fame in the Arab world after having won the top prize in the popular Studio El Fan television show in 1996.

Tamim was found murdered in an apartment in Dubai Marina in 2008. On September 2, 2008, Egyptian businessman and lawmaker Hisham Talaat Moustafa was arrested in Cairo and charged with paying a hitman to have Tamim killed. On May 21, 2009, he was found guilty of her murder and has been sentenced to death by hanging in Cairo.

Tamim won fame after appearing on a TV talent show in Lebanon in 1996, but her career was marred by stories about a troubled private life. Soon afterward, news about her divorce from her first husband, Ali Muzannar, flooded the media. Tamim later married Lebanese impresario and producer Adel Matouk, who became her manager. Once they divorced, Tamim was thought to have fled from her home in Beirut to Egypt after Matouk filed a series of lawsuits against her, including embezzlement, fraud, slander and libel. Reports say she disappeared from public view in Cairo in 2007 and was thought to be living in Dubai's exclusive Jumeirah district.

Tamim musical career was successful. After winning a Gold Medal on Studio El Fan, she was hailed not only for her beauty but also for a voice that was equally suited to pop tunes and classical Arabic melodies. Tamim's last album was produced in 2002 by production giant Rotana and called Saken Alby. This album went on to establish sales records. Her last song, "Lovers", recorded in 2006, was dedicated to the memory of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.