9 South African celebrities who died broke

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3. Brenda Fassie

Brenda Fassie

Afropop singer from South Africa who was crowned The Queen Of African Pop. She passed away in 2004. She had a son, Bongani, who claimed to have inherited a large sum of money from his mother but appears to be in financial difficulty. Brenda was a drug addict, which explains why she died broke and poor. Her family paid out all of the money she earned during her career after a lengthy legal battle.