South African reggae star Lucky Dube was shot in an apparent carjacking and died as he tried to drive away and crashed into a car and a tree, police and news reports said Friday.
Dube was shot Thursday night in front of his son, whom he was dropping off in Johannesburg's southern Rosettenville suburb, according to Police Capt. Cheryl Engelbrecht.
Police were looking for the perpetrators, Engelbrecht said.
Dube recorded more than 20 albums in a career spanning more than two decades.