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PIETERMARITZBURG - 23 September 2005 - Balloons at the funeral of Chas Smit, one half of the popular music duo known as Plush. Smit was killed a few days earlier when struck by a drunk driver after leaving nightclub. The driver, identified as Linda Barron, the former chief executive of the Comrades Marathon Association was later acquitted of all charges despite having been found to be four times over the legal limit. She claimed that three drinks given to her at the accident scene had pushed her over the limit. Picture Giordano Stolley.