Watch Musician Sixto Rodriguez Dead at Age 81 Celeb News Video

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“Sixto Rodriguez, who lived in obscurity as his music career flamed out early in the U.S. only to find success in South Africa and a stardom he was unaware of, died Tuesday in Detroit. He was 81.

“Rodriguez’s legacy would take off back home after the singer and songwriter became the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man.”

“His death was announced on the Sugarman.org website and confirmed Wednesday by his granddaughter, Amanda Kennedy.

“He died following a short illness, according to his wife, Konny Rodriguez, 72.

“A 2013 Associated Press story referred to Rodriguez as “the greatest protest singer and songwriter that most people never heard of.”

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