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Friday, October 19, 2007

Lucky Dube Murdered

South African reggae superstar Lucky Dube was murdered yesterday (October 18) during an attempted carjacking in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa whilst dropping off his children at a family members house. Although Lucky attempted to escape the scene, he had been fatally wounded from the hijacker’s attempt to steal his motor vehicle, and he died almost instantly.Senseless and random, the death of Lucky Dube leaves a great void in the music industry, as 25 years of music suddenly ends in tragedy.

South African born but globally revered, Lucky Dube (known as "Africa's Reggae King") was one of the country’s most toured and beloved artists ever. His music touched millions around the world, primarily through his 22 recorded albums—in Zulu, English and even Afrikaans—many of which have been record breakers with phenomenal sales from around the globe. With his long-time sound engineer and best friend Dave Segal, he created some of the most legendary pieces of reggae music ever recorded, including the tracks Prisoner, Taxman, Slave, Victims, Together As One and Respect—all social anthems that garnered him the adoration of the people of his country—and across the globe.

Dube is survived by survived by his wife Zanele and his 7 children Bongi, Nonkululeko, Thokozani, Laura, Siyanda, Philani and his brand new three-month old baby Melokuhle. Should you wish to send a message of condolence to Lucky’s family, please email or fax +27 (0) 11 340 9471. Dube's record company, Gallo has more information about Dube on his official website


Anonymous said...

You were truly a Star. We will all miss you very very much. We are praying for your family. God be with you.


Anonymous said...

RIP Lucky Dube!!!!!