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Brenda Fassie

Brenda FassieBorn: 3-Nov-1964
Birthplace: Langa, Cape Town, South Africa
Died: 9-May-2004
Location of death: Johannesburg, South Africa [1]
Cause of death: Asthma complications
Remains: Buried, Langa Cemetery, Langa, Cape Town, South Africa

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: South Africa
Executive summary: South African pop diva

Named after American singer Brenda Lee. Three suicide attempts.

[1] Sunninghill Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mother: (pianist, d. 1993)
Husband: Nhlanhla Mbambo (ex-convict, m. 1989, div. 1991)
Boyfriend: Poppie Sihlahla (d. 1995 drug overdose in a seedy hotel, lying next to Brenda)
Son: Bongani
Boyfriend: Sindi Khambule (ex-)

    unknown detox facility 1995 for drugs
    Assault Convicted 1992 of assaulting papparazzi
    Suicide Attempt (three times)
    Risk Factors: Asthma, Cocaine

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