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Artcirq's Joey Ammaq, 25, victim in suspicious death in Igloolik

While RCMP are still investigating the suspicious death of a 25-year-old man from Igloolik, a family member has confirmed the victim was Joey Ammaq, on left, a musician and member of the circus group, Artcirq.
Joey Ammaq, left, and Jimmy Qamukaq play two lost hunters in Asiu, Artcirq's latest show, on June 28, 2014. Ammaq died in Igoolik earlier this month. (Courtesy Ellen Skura)

RCMP are still investigating the suspicious death of a 25-year-old man from Igloolik.

A family member has confirmed he was Joey Ammaq, a musician and member of the circus group, Artcirq.

Ammaq performed in the band Kikkukia.

As a member of Artcirq, he also performed with Solomon Uyarasuk, whose death in police custody in Igloolik two years ago was the subject of a recent coroner’s inquest.

Ammaq was found without vital signs in a residence on December 1.

He was taken to the local nursing station, where people tried to revive him.

He was later pronounced dead.

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