The "Searching for Sugar Man" director was struggling with depression, according to his family, who have said that the 36-year-old killed himself.
The story of Rodriguez, the greatest protest singer and songwriter that most people never heard of, is a real-life fairytale with a Hollywood finale.
For me, Rodriguez was right up there with rugby and Die Stem, writes reader Anton Kannemeyer.
Rodriguez’s magical transformation into a hero around the world has proved old South African hippies right — for once.
Big Concerts has announced that Mexican-American singer-songwriter Rodriguez will perform in South Africa in February.