Tunisian singer Mounira Hamdi died Sunday after struggling with the disease at the age of 54.

Mounira deported "after suffering from the disease in recent months, forcing her to cancel a number of her concerts at the summer festivals," TAP reported.

Mounira was born in the province of Beja in the north-west of Tunisia and began her career in the program (talent club) on national television.

She participated in the opening ceremony of the Carthage International Festival in 2001 and won many awards including the first prize in the Arab Song Festival in 2004.