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Former Yothu Yindi frontman M Yunupingu dies aged 56 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Internationally acclaimed musician, political activist and leader, and educator, M Yunupingu has died at home on 2 June 2013, in the Northern Territory. Yet another Aboriginal man claimed by kidney disease, he died at the age of 56, just two years under the average life expectancy of Australia’s indigenous men.

Vale Dr Yunupingu.

“I am M… Yunupingu. I am a crocodile man. I am also the song writer and lead singer with the band Yothu Yindi. My name Yunupingu means a rock, a rock that stands against time. Fire is my clan symbol. Fire is my life force.”

“Racism is a disease in society. We’re all equal. I don’t care what their colour is, or religion. Just as long as they’re human beings they’re my buddies.”

“Australia will become a model for other global communities … I see Australians coming together from all walks of life, especially indigenous and non-indigenous Australia, for a better tomorrow. We need to lock into one another’s point of view.”

Click the link to see national broadcaster, ABC News’ coverage Former Yothu Yindi frontman M Yunupingu dies aged 56 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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