Milestones Nov. 5, 2007

DIED

LIFE MAY IMITATE ART, but sometimes so does death. South African reggae icon Lucky Dube--who wrote the lyrics "Do you ever worry about leaving home and coming back in a coffin with a bullet through your head?"--was fatally shot by carjackers in a Johannesburg suburb, caught up in the rampant street crime that has plagued his country since the end of apartheid. Dube sang in three languages--Zulu, English and Afrikaans--and recorded 22 albums, some of which were banned under apartheid. Inspired by Bob Marley to use reggae as a vehicle for tackling social injustice and inequality, Dube was honored by thousands...

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