Music icons who died and left a void in the industry

It's been a tough year for the music industry, which has seen the death of many legends and cultural icons, including:

  • Pop star Prince

Music icon Prince was found dead at his home in April.

The pop legend was 57 and will be remembered for classic hits like "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette" and "Kiss".

  • Singer songwriter Leonard Cohen

Legendary Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen passed away in November at the age of 82.

  • Cultural icon David Bowie

Legendary artist David Bowie died in January after an 18 month battle with cancer.

  • Boogie man Maurice White

Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind, and Fire, died in February at age 74.

  • Beatles producer George Martin

The Beatles' producer, arranger and mentor died at the age of 90 in March.


Read More
Evidence links arrested suspects to five OR Tambo 'airport-following' robberies

Evidence links arrested suspects to five OR Tambo 'airport-following' robberies

There’s been a breakthrough in the so-called 'follow home' airport robberies. The police's Vishnu Naidoo provides an update.

Any attempts to discredit judiciary won't succeed - retired judge Bernard Ngoepe

Any attempts to discredit judiciary won't succeed - retired judge Bernard Ngoepe

The retired judge says politicians look silly for trying to create false perceptions, in a bid to discredit about the judiciary.

Meet Owam Amey, the promising young dancer who needs your help getting to LA

Meet Owam Amey, the promising young dancer who needs your help getting to LA

Talented, 11-year-old Owam Amey has been accepted to attend a summer dance programme in Los Angeles next year. Here's how to help.

How to get through awkward family dynamics this holiday

How to get through awkward family dynamics this holiday

Spending time with family over Christmas isn't always easy. Clinical psychologist Khosi Jiyane shares advice on how to cope.

South Africa needs a new agenda - Mcebisi Jonas on political education, activism

South Africa needs a new agenda - Mcebisi Jonas on political education, activism

Former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas has a candid conversation about SA politics, activism, his life and conscientisation.

WATCH: Renowned gospel sensation Dr Tumi takes us to church, talks music journey

WATCH: Renowned gospel sensation Dr Tumi takes us to church, talks music journey

Award-winning gospel artist Dr Tumi Makweya talks about his life and career and performs during #702Unplugged with Azania Mosaka.

Popular articles
South Africans Doing Great Things |  Nkosinathi Nkomo

South Africans Doing Great Things | Nkosinathi Nkomo

Wasanga speaks to Co-founder of AquaRenu, Nkosinathi Nkomo about turning a problem into an opportunity.

Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

Ndlozi explains the significance of the the first chapter of his thesis: 'Trauma in the archives'.

German prosecutors probing Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste (for accounting fraud)

German prosecutors probing Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste (for accounting fraud)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Steinhoff International Chairperson Christo Wiese.

Is it normal to have a curved penis? Dr Shingai explains

Is it normal to have a curved penis? Dr Shingai explains

Urologist Dr Shingai Mutambirwa says penile curvature is only a concern if it impedes a man's ability to have penetrative sex.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

Meet Shoprite’s Christo Wiese, ruler of retail (and 3rd richest African)

Meet Shoprite’s Christo Wiese, ruler of retail (and 3rd richest African)

Bruce Whitfield interviews the remarkable Wiese (net worth R100 billion!) about how it all began and where it’s going.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?