South African music stars died in Murder

Here are 4 famous musicians from South Africa died in Murder:

Eugène Terre'Blanche

Eugène Terre'Blanche (January 31, 1941 Ventersdorp-April 3, 2010 Ventersdorp) also known as Eugene Terre'Blanche was a South African politician.

He was known for his far-right views and was the leader of the white supremacist organization, the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) or Afrikaner Resistance Movement. Terre'Blanche was a controversial figure in South African politics, and his views and actions often incited violence and unrest. Nevertheless, he remained an influential figure among right-wing white South Africans until his death in 2010. His unsolved murder, at the hands of two of his farm workers, has been linked to ongoing racial tensions in the country.

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Deon van der Walt

Deon van der Walt (July 28, 1958 Cape Town-November 29, 2005) was a South African , .

Deon van der Walt was a South African operatic tenor. He studied at the University of Cape Town and later at the Royal College of Music in London. He made his professional debut in 1984 at the Frankfurt Opera and went on to perform in renowned opera houses all over the world, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, and Covent Garden in London. Known for his lyric tenor voice, van der Walt received critical acclaim for his performances in Mozart and Strauss operas. He also recorded extensively and was a committed teacher, passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of singers. Van der Walt died tragically in a car accident at the age of 47.

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Lucky Dube

Lucky Dube (August 3, 1964 Ermelo-October 18, 2007 Rosettenville) otherwise known as Dube, Lucky was a South African singer, musician, artist and music artist.

His albums: Lucky Dube Live In Uganda (The King of African Reggae), Trinity, House Of Exile, Prisoner, Serious Reggae Business, Slave, Taxman, Victims, Africa's Reggae King and Rastas Never Dies / Think About the Children. His related genres: Reggae and Mbaqanga.

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Taliep Petersen

Taliep Petersen (April 15, 1950 District Six-December 16, 2006) was a South African singer and musician.

He was known for his contributions to the Cape Malay music genre, which is a blend of traditional South African rhythms and Malay melodies. Petersen began his music career in the 1970s as a member of the performing group, Golden City Dixies. He later formed the band, Spokean Folk, which played a pivotal role in the development of Cape Jazz.

Petersen also composed and produced musicals, including the highly acclaimed, "Kat and the Kings," which won the Olivier Award in 1999. The musical was a tribute to District Six, a culturally diverse area of Cape Town that was forcibly evacuated during apartheid.

Throughout his career, Petersen was a strong advocate for social justice and used his music to address issues such as racism and poverty. He was awarded the Order of Disa by the Western Cape Provincial Government in recognition of his contributions to the arts and culture of South Africa.

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