Friday, October 19, 2007

Reggae star Lucky Dube murdered

By Ilhaam Hoosain
19 October 2007

South African reggae artist Lucky Dube was murdered in Johannesburg last night during an attempted hijacking.

According to police, the 43-year-old award-winning artist was gunned down by three men. His teenaged son and daughter witnessed the shooting. Dube's music career spanned more than 25 years.

Gallo spokesperson Arnold Mabunda says Dube was arguably South Africa's most successful musician of his time. His hit songs include ‘Listen’ and ‘The way it is’.

Dube died on the scene in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg. No arrests have been made.

Pic: www.heartbeatreggae.com

10 Comments:

At Friday, 19 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is sad news,a brother, a singer - a truly talented human being.

 
At Friday, 19 October, 2007, Blogger joseph said...

My heart is full of grief on the un timely death of my favourite artist.May God guide the all members of family left behind.
Joseph Nthyolamwendo
Blantyre
Malawi

 
At Friday, 19 October, 2007, Anonymous papa.colely@yahoo.co.uk said...

A sad loss indeed. Deepest Sympathy to all the family.

St Helena Island

 
At Friday, 19 October, 2007, Blogger the Man said...

May God bless his soul. this world is to violent. i know his music will continue to be polayed all over the world.

Zola Burse

 
At Friday, 19 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will truly be missed, they say that everything happens for a reason, we might not know that reason right now but it will unfold in time as his truly tenacious life indeed touched so many lives out there. May your legacy live on....

 
At Friday, 19 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sad day for South Africa.I hope they catch the person/s responsible for the killing.Deepest Sympathy to the family.

Dean Adams.

dean.adams39@yahoo.com

 
At Friday, 19 October, 2007, Blogger lizzy said...

I wish to personally advice the children to take heart, but not to fail to advenge the death of my hero, "cos he dont deserve to be treated like dis , his the voice of the weak and hope for the colored.
Richard N.
Lagos
Nigeria

 
At Friday, 19 October, 2007, Anonymous day hlangabeza said...

my heart pours out to his family . just the other day i was watching his DVD and wondering what happened to him and it's so sad that to me he had to resurface in this way. my heart goes out to his family...

 
At Friday, 19 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was no hijacking...

-Cyril (Cameroon)

 
At Saturday, 20 October, 2007, Anonymous kwabena hoity said...

what a sad news why dont we africans knows what is gud n kip it.i'm sure de murderers didn't know it was de reggae star they shot if they knew they wouldn't have done it i hope an anniversary will be made 4 him every year as done 4 bob marley.may his soul rest in perfect peace.much condolensces 2 his family.

 

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