Beloved Legendary Armenian singer Flora Martirosyan passed away today in Los Angeles, California.
The renowned singer and People’s Artist of Armenia, Flora Martirosyan, 55, developed complications following a surgery, she recently cancelled a concert due to problems with her gall-bladder.
Flora Martirosyan, a native of Gyumri, graduate from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory’s Vocal and Choral Conducting Department. During her artistic career Flora Martirosyan performed in more than 80 countries. She set up permanent residence in the United States in 1991, but remained attached to Armenia that she frequently visited and where she actively worked in the 1990s and 2000s.
In 2011, Flora Martirosyan initiated a series of “Never Again” concerts promoting genocide awareness and world peace. She planned to continue these concerts through 2015 – the year that marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
Flora Martirosyan is survived by her two children and husband. Our hearts go out to Mrs. Martirosyan’s family and of course the nation of Armenia. May God rest her soul!