Brenda Fassie

 

Age: 39

 

Summary: South African singer known as the "Queen of the Night" and the "Madonna of the Township" who had numerous best selling albums including the multi-platinum Too Late For Mama, and who was just as famous for her hard living and offstage antics which included cocaine abuse, public temper tantrums, and highly publicized affairs with lovers of both sexes.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from an asthma attack

 

Born: November 3, 1964

 

Died: May 9, 2004

 

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa