Details on the family of Karim Ouellet


Following the death of Karim Ouellet, a lot of people are curious to know about his family. Karim was found dead at his studio in Quebec City, according to reports.

The underlying cause of his death isn’t known yet. Sources told Radio-Canada that he was found lying lifeless on Monday night at L’Unisson studio in Quebec City’s Saint-Roch neighborhood.

Ouellet’s sister who is also a musician took to Facebook to announce his death. She wrote:  “continue to celebrate his life, his talent and his legacy” and asked for privacy while the family grieves.

“Thank you for this outpouring of love for Karim, to those who were touched by his words and his melodies,” she concluded.

Ouellet had recently celebrated his 37th birthday and was working on his fourth album, before his death, according to his profile on Spotify.

Karim Ouellet famille

Karim Ouellet is from a family of musicians. Born December 8, 1984, in Dakar, Senegal, he was adopted by a couple in Canada. His sister, Sarahmée, was adopted by the same people. His father is a diplomat. For that matter, he traveled a lot. He traveled across countries such as Canada, Rwanda, France, Senegal, and Tunisia before settling, in 2002, in the Montcalm district, in Quebec.

Karim’s mother is a musician, she plays Kora— a traditional African instrument.

Karim started music from a very tender age. During his childhood, he learned to play piano, percussion, and guitar.

Karim once narrated that he made his first music when he was only 7 years old. He then took up the electric guitar when he was a teenager on the recommendation of his friend, and began playing with local bands. Around 2005, he became acquainted with Claude Bégin, who later co-wrote the lyrics and music for Ouellet’s first three albums.

May his soul rest in peace!

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