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Brenda Fassie
Birth: Nov. 3, 1964
Langa
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Western Cape, South Africa
Death: May 9, 2004
Sunninghill
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Gauteng, South Africa

South African Singer. She became a household name with her band "The Big Dudes" after their smash single "Weekend Special" in 1984. She followed with the single "Too late for Mama," which went platinum in South Africa and placed her in the international limelight. She toured extensively, performing in South America, Australia, Europe and the United States. Time Magazine called her "The Madonna of the Townships" in an interview published during a U.S. tour in 2001. She collaborated with African legend Papa Wemba on her album "Now is the Time," which won the first of her four best-selling release awards at the South African Music Award. In 1998, she won the Kora Award for best female artist, which recognizes African musical talent. She died following a severe asthma attack which left her in a coma. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Burial:
Langa Cemetery
Langa
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Western Cape, South Africa
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: May 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8740857
Brenda Fassie
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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