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Sonny Monte
Sonny Monte

Sonny Monte was a popular jazz singer and entertainer.

He was born was born in Floriana on 27 Dicember 1946 and lived in Birkirkara for the last several years of his life. His real name was Saviour Dimech, but very few people knew that about him. Monte achieved national popularity through his participation on the popular TV program Sibtijiet Flimkien in the 1980s. He also was one of the resident entertainers at Malta's Dragonara Casino.

He had a son called Gratian Dimech, who was born in London and later produced several music videos.


Sonny Monte lost his life in a traffic accident near the construction site for Mater Dei Hospital at Tal-Qroqq on his way home on a Sunday evening, after a night entertaining the audience at the casino.

He was driving through Dun Karm Street in Birkirkara when he suddenly lost control of his Fiat Uno and plunged into a small quarry adjacent to the Birkirkara bypass. Civil Protection Department personnel were called on the spot and managed to take Monte out of his badly-damaged car. He was immediately certified dead.

He died on 16 February 2003 at the age of 56.