Gito Baloi


Age: 39

South African innovative bass guitarist and singer who co-founded the eclectic contemporary jazz band Tananas in 1987, who after leaving Tananas released two highly acclaimed solo albums Herbs and Roots in 2002 and Two in One: Ekay and Na Ku Randza in 2003 (both released in the U.S.).

Cause of Death: Shot to death in an apparent robbery

Born: September 30, 1964

Died: April 4, 2004

Johannesburg, South Africa