South African singer Brenda Fassie has died following heart failure. She
The WEEKEND SPECIAL hitmaker was rushed to Johannesburg's SUNNINGHILL
HOSPITAL last month (26APR04) after an asthma attack led to cardio-respiratory
Fassie slipped into a coma and passed away on Sunday (09MAY04) in her
hometown of Cape Town.
The star - dubbed the 'Black Madonna' - was a politically active singer
who penned tunes about township life, love and the struggle against
During her two week stay in hospital, Fassie was visited by President
Thabo Mbeki and WINNIE MADIKIZELA-MANDELA - the ex-wife of former President
Mbeki says, "She made our souls rise in bliss wherever her voice
Fassie will be buried in Cape Town. She is survived by her son BONGANI.