In Memoriam: Lucky Dube (1964-2007)

Reggae music fans worldwide are mourning the tragic death of renowned South African star Lucky Dube. He was shot dead yesterday in front of his children during an attempted carjacking near his home in Johannesburg. As the killer(s) are still on the run, this high profile killing puts another spotlight on violences in South Africa and especially the upcoming 2010 World Cup.

During his 25-year career, he has released over 20 albums. As a Rastafarian, he has been quoted as saying that Jamaican reggae superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh have been big influences on his musical career. He felt the socio-political messages associated with Jamaican reggae were relevant to a South African audience.


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