Brenda Fassie’s Birthday Still fresh In Our Minds


Legends live forever. MaBrr is proof of that. Queen of African Pop, Brenda Fassie’s birthday has become the talk of Twitter town 12 years after her demise.

It’s amazing to think that after more than a decade of leaving this world, Brenda Fassie’s birthday is still celebrated among fans. If things hadn’t gone the way they did, today would have been the singer’s 52nd birthday.

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The late singing sensation touched a lot of lives with her music. Thus, fans showed nothing short of love in making sure she doesn’t die off easy. Taking to social media, fans sent in their messages of love in celebration of the icon’s birthday.

This is a fulfillment of the constant theme among fans that – MaBrrr will remain forever in the hearts of those who admired her. The late songstress also received a special shout out from the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa.

It was a big loss for all music lovers on the 9th day of May 2004 as the Queen of African Pop was pronounced dead at the Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg when she was just 39.

She had been in a coma since April 26, and later gave up the ghost when her life support machine was turned off. The music legend had unavoidably slipped into a coma which lasted for weeks.

A post-mortem later revealed she had overdosed on cocaine which took her through an asthma attack leading to a cardio-respiratory arrest and subsequent brain damage.

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Brenda Nokuzola Fassie was born in 1964 in Langa, a town near Cape Town to a pianist. She was named after the American singer Brenda Lee. Being the daughter of a pianist, Brenda started singing at a very young age to her mother’s accompaniment.

Fans remembered her 12th death anniversary in May this year.