Peter Gabriel pays tribute...
11:02 29th October 2007

The funeral for murdered reggae star Lucky Dube took place in his native South Africa on Sunday (October 28).

The highly influential and loved star was buried at his farm in Newcastle in the KwaZulu-Natal province in a private ceremony for his family and close friends.

A huge public ceremony was held shortly before the burial with numerous eminent musicians, religious figures and friends from around the globe attending.

Peter Gabriel was amongst those who sent out message of condolence to Dube, calling the reggae star as “extraordinary talent.” Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade also sent the family a personal message.

Dube was senselessly shot dead in front of his two children in what is believed to be an attempted carjacking on October 18. His death has sent shockwaves around the globe affecting all of those who loved his thought-provoking music.

He’s yet another sad statistic to South Africa’s spiralling crime wave which has claimed the lives of over 20,000 people in the past year.