Kelly Fraser, who sang popular Rihanna cover in Inuktitut, dies at 26 

Kelly Fraser arrives on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, Sunday, March, 25, 2018. Inuk singer Fraser, whose popular YouTube cover of Rihanna helped inspire a Juno-nominated career of songwriting and activism, has died at 26. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck By David Friend THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Inuk singer-songwriter Kelly Fraser rose to popularity on YouTube with her cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” but those who knew her say the Juno-nominated musician’s dreams of global fame were equalled by her determination to inspire other Indigenous youth. The independent pop musician, who lived in Winnipeg, died earlier this week at 26, according to friends. The cause of her death has not been released. Fraser was an ardent supporter of the Indigenous music community, and took every opportunity to amplify…

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