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Brenda Fassie: Born 55 years ago

Images of Brenda Nokuzola Fassie, South African Pop Queen, who was born in 1964 in Langa, a township near Cape Town. She was named after the American country singer Brenda Lee. The daughter of a pianist, Brenda began singing to her mother's accompaniment at a very young age, and at the age of five, she had tourists paying to hear her sing. Brenda Fassie died on 9 May 2004 after allegedly taking a drug overdose. She is survived by her 20 year old son Bongani Fassie. Source: SA History Online

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