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The world Deceased reggae Artists and Dancehall artists

"Although they are Gone Music still Lives on"

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Deceased reggae Artists. Although they are no longer with us, they are greatly missed, but their music will never leave us.

Below we have listed a number of deceased reggae artists and dancehall's pioneers who have passed-on.

Some was taken from us without notice, while for others it was just their time to go.

We might have missed out on some of these Icon. If we've missed anyone who deserves to be remembered here, or if you have additional relevant information on any of the ones mentioned here, please use the form below to send the information to us.

We will without delay have them added.

Names of deceased reggae artists A and B's

* Augustus Pablo — Died May 18, 1999. (Myasthenia Gravis)
* Alton Black — Died in auto crash early 1990s.
* Alton Ellis — Died on 10 October 2008. (Cancer)
* Alton Irie — Additional information requested.
* Aubrey Adams — Additional information requested.
* Baba Brooks — (Oswald F. Brooks)- Additional information requested.
* Baby Wayne — (Wayne Parkinson) — Died October 28th       2005.(Pneumonia)
* Barry Brown — Died in May 2004. (Heart Attack)
* Banana Man — Additional information requested.
* Billy Boyo — Recently reported that he died from a brain tumor in 2000. (Rumor stated that was shot dead in Kingston late 1980's.)
* Bim Sherman — (Jarrett Tomlinson) — Died November 17th 2000. (Cancer)
* Bingy Bunny — (Eric Lamont) — Died December 31, 1993. (Cancer)
* Bionic Steve — (Steve Townsend) — Died on Jan. 17, 1997. (Stabbed)
* Bob Marley — (Robert Nesta Marley)— Died May 11th 1981. (Cancer)
* Bogle Levy — (Gerald Levy) — Died January 20th, 2005. {fatally Shot}
* Brent Dowe — (the Melodians) — Died January 29, 2006. (Heart Attack)
* Byron Lee — (Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires) — Died November 4, 2008. (Cancer)

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Names of deceased reggae artists C and D's
* Carl Ayton — Died December, 23rd 2001.(stroke)
* Carlton Barrett — Died in 1987.(shot)
* Cedella Marley-Booker — (Mother B, Bob Marley Mother) — Died April 8, 2008.(Natural causes)
* Charlie Ace — Died in 1980's. (Shot)
* Chris Stanley — Died 23rd October 1999.(Stroke)
* Clancy Eccles — Died on June 30, 2005. (Stroke)
* Clint O'Neil — Died Oct. 10th 2004. (Cancer)
* Count Machouki — (Winston Cooper) — Died 1995. (more information requested)
* Count Ossie — (Oswald Williams) — Died October 18th 1976. (Car Crash)
* Cynthia Schloss — (Cynthia Schloss-Blake) — Died February 25th 1999. (Heart Attack)
* Culture (joseph Hill) , Died August 19 2006. (more information requested)
* David "Black Rat" Bingham — Died July 20,2002. (shot)
* Deborah Glasgowe — Died January 25th 1994. (Cancer)
* Delroy Wilson — Died on March 6, 1995. (cirrhosis of the liver)
* Dennis Brown — (Dennis Emmanuel Brown) — Died on July 1, 1999. (respiratory failure)
* Dennis Harris (DIP Records UK) -- Died 1990's. (heart attack) more information requested
* Desmond Dekker — (Desmond Adolphus Dacres) — Died May 24, 2006. (Heart attack)
* Devon Russell — Died 18th June 1997. (Cancer)
* Dhaima — (Sandra Matthews) — Died May 9th 2000. (Drown)
* Dirtsman — (Patrick Thompson) — Died Dec 21, 1993. (shot)
* DJ Village — (Horace Pinnock) — Died November 20th 2001. (Shot)
* Don Drummond — Died May 6th 1969. (Natural causes)
* Don Taylor — Died Novenber 1st, 1999.(Heart attack)
* Drumbago — (Arkland Parks) — Died 1970's. (Natura1 causes) more information requested
* Duke Reid — (Arthur Reid) — Died in 1975. (Cancer)
* Dwayne Haughton — (Bobby Genius) — Died in 2011 (shot)

Names of deceased reggae artists E and F's
* Earl Belcher — (Founder of Jah Love Music Sound System) Died June 11th 1999. (stroke)
* Early B — (Earlando Neil) — The Doctor, Died September 11th 1994. (shot)
* Eddie Lovette — Died May 1998. (more information requested)
* Eggie Evans — (Egbert Evans) — Died July 2, 2009. (Heart Attack)
* Errol Scorcher — (Errol Archer) — Died in 1982. (shot)
* Errol "ET" Thompson — Died in 1983.(more information requested)
* Everton DaSilva — Died in 1979. (shot)
* Fathead — (Vernon Rainford) — (more information requested)

* France Nooks - Stabbed Tuesday 6, February 2018
* Freddie McKay — Died in 1987. (Heart attack)
* Free I — (Jeff Dixon) — Died Sep 11, 1987. (Shot)
* Fuzzy Jones — (Alty Salmon) — (more information requested)

While we were doing the research for this page we notice that most of the deceased reggae artists were either killed by the knife or Gun.

deceased reggae artists G and H's
* Garnett Silk — (Garnett Smith) — Died on Dec. 10, 1994. (Killed by Fire).
* Gene Rondo — (Winston Lara) — Died in 1994. (Heart attack)
* Gregory Anthony Issacs — Died in 2010. (lung cancer)
* General Echo — (Errol Robinson) — Died November 22nd 1980.(shot)
* Gregory Peck — (Gregory Williams) — more information requested.
* Gurney Man — (Thomas Heath) — Died in May 2001. (more info requested)
* Hortense Ellis — Died October 18, 2000. (Respiratory complications)
* Hugh Mundell — more information requested
* I-Roy — (Roy Reid) — Died Nov 30, 1999. (Heart attack)
* Jack Ruby — (Lawrence Lindo) — Died in 1989. (Heart attack)
* Jackie Edwards — Died August 15th 1992. (Heart attack)
* Jackie Mittoo — Died December 16, 1990. (Cancer)
* Jackie Opel — (Dalton Sinclair-Bishop) — (Car crash) more information requested
* Jacob Miller — aka Killer Miller - Died Mar. 23, 1980. (Car crash)
* Jah Jerry — (Jerome Hines/Haynes) — Died August 13, 2007. (more information requested)
* Jah Lloyd — (Pat Francis) — Died in 1999. (Shot)
* Jennifer Lara — Died June 11, 2005. (Brain hemorrhage)
* Joe Gibbs — (Joel A. Gibson) — Joe Gibbs, Died 21st February 2008. (Heart attack)
* Joe Higgs — Died December 18, 1999. (Heart attack)
* John Jones — Died October 23, 2000.(Heart attack)
* Johnny 'Dizzy' Moore — (John Arlington 'Dizzy' Moore) —Died August 16 2008. (Cancer)
* Judge Dread — (Alex Hughes) — Died in 1994. (Heart attack)
* Jungo Lawes — (Henry Lawes) — Died June 13th 1999.(Shot)-(Founder of the Volcano label)
* Junior Braithwaite — (the Wailers) — Died June 2, 1999. (Shot)
* Junior Delgado — (Oscar Hibbert) — Died on April 10, 2005.(Natural Causes)
* Justin Hinds — Died March 16th 2005.(Cancer)
* Justin Yap — Died December 1999. (Natural Causes)

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deceased reggae artists K-N
* Keith Hudson — Died in 1984.(Cancer)
* Ken Khouri — (Kenneth Khouri) — Died Sept. 20th, 2003. (Natural Causes)
* King Tubby — (Osbourne Ruddock) — Died in 1989. (Shot)
* Lacksley Castell — more information requested
* Lee Copthall — Died May 29th 1997. (more informationn requested)
* Lee Van Cliff — more information requested.
* Lennie Hibbert — Died mid 1980's. (more information requested)
* Leslie Kong — Died in 1971. (Heart attack)
* Lloyd Campbell — (Blues Busters) — Died January 1992.
* Louise Fraser-Bennett — Died Oct. 12th 2003.
* Lucky Dube — (Ermelo Dube) — Died October 18, 2007. (Shot)
* Lui Lepke — more information requested.
* Major Worries — Died in 1987. (Shot)
* Margurita — Died Jan 2, 1965. (murdered by Don Drummond)- (Stabbed)
* Mao Chung — (Geoffery Chung) — Died November 1995. (kidney failure)
* Michael Smith — Died in 1980. (Stoned to Death)
* Michael Leopold Williams — (Zap Pow) — Died August 9, 2005. (natural causes)
* Mikey Dread — (Michael George Campbell) — Died March 15, 2008.(Cancer)
* Mickey Simpson — more information requested.
* Mikey Wallace — Died July 6, 1999. (Shot)
* Nicky Thomas — more information requested.
* Nicodemus — (Cecil Wellington) — Died Aug 26, 1996.(Natural Causes)
* Nitty Gritty — Died in 1991. (shot)

deceased reggae artists O-R
* Oneil Edwards- Died May 26, 2010. (shot)
* Oral Desulme — Died July 11, 2002. (shot)
* Pablo Stewart — (Paul Stewart) — Died July 2002. (Cancer)
* Pan Head — October, 1993. (Shot)
* Papa Pilgrim — Died Oct. 5th 2003. (Stroke)
* Paul Tyrell — Died Febuary. 24th 2004. (Shot)
* Peter Tosh — (Peter McIntosh) — Died Sep 11, 1987. (Shot) * Phillip James — (Blues Busters) — Died in New York 1989. more information requested
* Phillip Linton — Died March 4, 2004. (Shot)
* Phyllis Dillon — Died April 15th 2004. (Cancer)
* Pops Laing — Denzil (Keith) Laing — Died August 4th, 1989.
* Prince Far I — Died September 15, 1983. (Shot)
* Puma Jones — (Sandra Jones) — Died Jan 28, 1990. (Cancer)
* Raleigh Gordon — (the Maytals) — Died Dec 1994.
* Ras Pidow — Died March 2001.
* Roland Alphonso — Died November 20, 1998.(medical complications)
* Roman Stewart — Died 25 January 2004. (Heart attack)
* Roy Shirley — (Ainsworth Roy Rushton) — Died July 17, 2008.
* Ruddy Thomas — Died June 10, 2006. (Heart attack)

deceased reggae artists S-W
* Sidney Wolfe — Died in 1998. (more information requested)
* Simpleton — (Christopher Harrison) — Died November 14th 2004.
* Sir Coxone Dodd — (Clement Dodd) — Died May 4th 2004. (Heart attack)
* Sonia Pottinger - Died in 2010 (Alzheimer's disease)
* Sir J.J. — (Carl Johnson) — Died in 1971. (Shot)
* Slim Smith — (Keith Smith) — Died in 1972. (Unknown cause of death)
* Stephen Taylor — (the Ethiopians) — Died in 1975. (Car crash)
* Sugar Minott - Died 10 July 2010. (Heart complications)
* Tennessee Brown — (Clinton Brown) — Died March 1999. (Heart attack)
* Tenor Saw — (Clive Bright) — Died August 1988. (killed by a speeding car in Houston)
* Theophilus Beckford — Died February 19, 2001. (Chopped)
* Tommy McCook — Died May 4, 1998. (Heart attack)
* Toyan — more information requested.
* Trevor Sparks — Died March 25 2004. (Stroke)
* Tyrone Evans — (the Paragons) — Died October 19, 2000. (more information requested)
* Tyrone Taylor — Died December 1, 2007. (Cancer)
* Victor Cross — Died September 2000. (Car crash)
* Winston Grennan — Died October 27th 2000. (Cancer)
* Winston Wright — Died in 1994. (Heart attack)
* Yabby You - Died March 2010. (stroke)

Some of these deceased reggae artists did not get much recognition for the work they did during there time.

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Wayne Smith (5 December 1965 – 17 February 2014) was a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician best known for his 1985 hit "Under Mi Sleng Teng", which …

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Lucky Dube Not rated yet
Lucky Dube was never called Ermelo Dube but he was born Lucky Dube and Ermelo is his place of birth which is a few miles out of Johannesburg.

sluggy ranks ( andrew phillip greogry} Not rated yet
Died in car crash in stony hill Kingston Jamaica July 29 2012.

Clement Dodd Jnr Died February 5, 2015 Not rated yet
Clement Dodd Jnr, son of legendary music producer Clement “Coxson” Dodd, died February 5 in New York City at age 56. His younger brother, Courtney Dodd, …

Trevor Roper Not rated yet
Trevor Roper former Chalice lead singer passed away in Chicago the 2nd of January 2013 at the age of 59 after long battle with cancer. Will miss a great …

John Holt Facts about his death Not rated yet
Having been taken ill at the One Love Festival on 16 August, Holt died on 19 October 2014 in the Wellington Hospital in London. He had been diagnosed with …

John Holt. Is dead, The Veteran Singer died at age 67 pt1 Not rated yet
His voice has been associated with some of the sweetest songs to have been produced in Jamaica, and perhaps not enough has been said of the greatness …

John Holt. Is dead, The Veteran Singer died at age 67 pt2 Not rated yet
In 1970, both Barrett and Evans emigrated to the USA to join their relatives, a move which literally dissolved the group. Holt stepped up the pace as he …

Reggae Singer Hopeton Lewis is Dead Not rated yet
Reggae singer Hopeton Lewis passed away last night September 4th, 2014 at his home in the United States surrounded by close friends. The 66-year-old …

The Jolly Boys Member Joseph Bennett is Dead  Not rated yet
Joseph Bennett, a member of the Jolly Boys band died Wednesday morning. Affectionately known as ‘Powda’, Bennett was 76 years old. The Jolly Boys …

Photo of Jah Big Not rated yet
A photo of Jah Big from The Reggae Calender May 1987 by Corbett Harvey Bowers I

Dancehall artiste Propally is dead Not rated yet
Reports are that the upcoming dancehall artiste died in a bike accident early Saturday morning July 26th, 2014. Propally is well known for hit singles …

wayne smith  Not rated yet
smith was admitted to the kingston public hospital on feb 14 2014 with severe stomach pains, suffered a heart attack and died on feb 17 2014 at the age …

Devon Russell Not rated yet
Devon Russell passed in 1997, not 1977 like listed. RIP to all these one-of-a-kind artists... Bless, David

wayne smith  Not rated yet
Suffered a heart attack and passed away on 17th February 2014

Errol (Archer) Scorcher Not rated yet
Scorcher was not shot and killed in 1982. He operated a trucking business on Waltham park Rd up to a few years ago. Died of natural causes. Google …

Chad Young, CEO & MD of IRIE and ZIP FM passes away February 27, 2014 Not rated yet
At approximately 5:00 pm this afternoon (Thursday, February 27, 2014), Chad Young, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IRIE FM and ZIP …

Wayne 'Sleng Teng' Smith is Dead Not rated yet
Recording artiste Wayne Smith who recorded the number one hit Under Mi Sleng Teng died today February 17th 2014, in Jamaica of a heart attack. Sleng …

Lead singer of the iconic reggae band, Third World, William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke is dead Not rated yet
Clarke, who would have turned 66 this Thursday, February 6, passed away last night in a hospital in Orlando, Florida. He had been diagnosed with cancer …

Doctor C Not rated yet
Doctor C was a METRO Media ARTIST AND SINGER OF THE 80S era. I am not sure of the cause of death but heard it on an interview from the white DJ DOMINICK …

Junior Murvin Died on December 2, 2013 Summers Town Road in Port Antonio Not rated yet
Portland:Legendary Jamaican reggae musician, Junior Murvin, best known for the single Police and Thieves, is dead. The Portland-based singer reportedly …

Reggae Singer Peter Tosh's Mother Alvera Coke Dies At 96 Not rated yet
The mother of legendary entertainer Peter Tosh has died. Alvera Coke who was ailing for some time died in Westmoreland on Sunday at the age of 96. Peter …

roach Not rated yet
jah know life come an go but the good people dem alwayz gane first yow........dem time ago come

Prince Jazzbo passes aways at age 62, On September 11th, 2013 Not rated yet
Linval Roy Carter more popularly known as Prince Jazzbo celebrated his 62nd birthday on September 3rd. Unfortunately, this would be the Jamaican music …

Lloyd Charmers ska and reggae singer, keyboard player and record producer. Not rated yet
Lloyd Charmers (born Lloyd Tyrell, 1938 – 27 December 2012) Charmers died on 27 December 2012 from a myocardial infarction (heart attack) in London …

Reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen died on August 12, 2013 Not rated yet
ETHIOPIAN reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen died on August 12 in Kenya at age 37. A story on the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) website said Mekonnen …

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Joseph Hill  Not rated yet
Died 19 August 2006 (Stroke)

Apache Chief died on July 11, 2013 (Unknown Cause of Death) Not rated yet
Comedian Garnet Allen, more popularly known as Apache Chief, one half of the comedic duo Apache Chief and Sarge, died yesterday at the Spanish Town Hospital …

Courtney Crooks aka Dj Genius High Tension Selector (Died June 8, 2013) Not rated yet
Courtney Crooks aka Dj Genius died of lung cancer on June 8 at the Kingston Public Hospital. He was 35 years old. He was buried on June 14th, 2013.

Eric "Redz" Morton dies on June 6, 2013 Not rated yet
Laguna Beach lost one of its reggae legends Thursday. Eric "Redz" Morton, a bassist who helped start The Rebel Rockers band has died, friend Nick Hernandez …

Hugh Griffiths Not rated yet
He was a reggae singer who did Ballet,So Much Love To Give You,Mr Brown etc.Dont remember when he died,but it could be in the 2000's.

Jah Big Not rated yet
Jah Big was a reggae artist in the California scene in the 1980's.

Jamaican Reggae Producer Harry Johnson Dies Not rated yet
Harry Johnson, a Jamaican musician and reggae producer whose studio was a popular hangout for artists including Bob Marley and Mick Jagger, has died. He …

King Stitt Not rated yet
Jan 2012- the inventor of toasting...Reggae's first KING

Reggae Photographer Diane Osborne died on February 9, 2013  Not rated yet
Reggae photographer better known as Diane Issachar has died. Diane who was recently diagnosed with cancer of the liver died on Saturday in California. …

Dancehall artiste Beela Shot and Killed by Police Not rated yet
Montego Bay base dancehall artiste Beela was shot and killed on February 8, 2013 in Norwood, St James, Jamaica by police officers. Beela seen here

Wayne Carter aka Major Worries Not rated yet
Major Worries was shot and killed by a police man in 1987.

Hugh Mundell Not rated yet
Hugh Mundell (Hugh Mundell) -- shot to death in Kingston in 1983. A teenage prodigy, at the age of 16, Mundel recorded Africa Must Be Free.

George 'Little Bop' Clarke of Mystic Revelation died on January 8, 2013 Not rated yet
GEORGE 'Little Bop' Clarke, an original member of seminal roots group Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, died on January 8 at his Rockfort, St Andrew, home. …

Trevor Roper from the group Chalice is dead Not rated yet
Trevor Roper, former lead singer and guitarist with the band Chalice, died Wednesday January 2, 2013 in Chicago. He was 59. Mary Miller, a close friend …

Dennis Brown Not rated yet
Dennis Brown was and is my favourite long time reggae artitit, even though he passed away nearly 13 years it seems like he is still here live and kicking, …

Matthew McAnuff stabbed and Killed Not rated yet
Matthew McAnuff, up-and-coming artiste and son of veteran singer Winston McAnuff, is dead. A police report said he had another man had a dispute. …

Panamanian Dancehall reggae artist Danger Man AKA Alonzo Blackwood Not rated yet
Panamanian Dancehall reggae artist Known as "el rey Del Ghetto" (the King of the ghetto). Danger man was a member of the Panamainian group called Scare …

Flava Squad Entertainment CEO, Selvin Ewan McRae Shot and Killed  Not rated yet
The music world once again tries to pick up the pieces following a sudden tragedy as the CEO of Flava Squad Entertainment, Selvin ‘Ewan’ McRae has died. …

Bob Marley Not rated yet
By...Linda Mary Kwarteng-nee Tyler Most of the above artists were the backbone of a new society,one that cannot ne annulled,we your fans lovers and …

Roy Wilson is Dead Not rated yet
Singer ROY Wilson has died at age 72 after ailing for some time. Roy who was half of the veteran singing duo Higgs and Wilson died last Saturday in …

Vic Marley Not rated yet
A Malawian Dancehall down in Africa. The Artiste who did it big died in 2005 by a car accident.

Lloyd Brevett Skatalites Bass player died on May 3, 2012 Not rated yet
Reports are that Lloyd, who had been ailing for some time, died at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in St Andrew early Thursday morning May 3, 2012. He …

Delroy 'Speedy' Sterling died on March 18, 2012 Not rated yet
Delroy 'Speedy' Sterling is dead. Delroy 'Speedy' Sterling the founder of Canada's Reggae Music Achievement Award, died on Sunday March 18, 2012, at …

King Stitt one of Reggae music's pioneer died at age 72 Not rated yet
King Stitt the reggae artiste who's birth name is Winston Sparks died on January 31, 2012 at his home in Kingston, Jamaica. Stitt died after a long …

risto benji Not rated yet
Risto Benji died 18 may 2011 Jamaica

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Errol Scorcher died on January 19, 2012 Not rated yet
The deejay who rose to prominence in the 1970's with the hit 'Roach Inna Di Corner' complained of having a headache and died shortly after. Born Errol …

Winston Riley aka Mr Techniques died on January 19, 2012 Not rated yet
Winston Riley also known as Mr Techniques died on January 19, 2012 after months in coma after he was shot in the head on November 1, 2011. Winston Riley …

ICE dancehall music dancer Not rated yet
Popular dancer David Alexander Smith aka "Ice" from the “Black Roses Crew” was shot and killed on December 26, 2008 on NewarK ave, in Kingston, Jamaica. …

Michael "Mikey Laing" Laing - Died August 2011 (Colon Cancer) Not rated yet
Michael "Mikey Laing" ReggaeArtist, promoter in New York And Jamaica died of colon cancer in August, 2011. He was a member of JAVAA, (Jamaica Association …

Reggae producer Philip Fatis Burrell died on December 3 ,2011 Not rated yet
Dancehall reggae producer Philip Fatis Burrell is dead. Fatis as he is also call is one of the veteran producer from the island of Jamaica the home …

Hip Hop and Dancehall artiste Heavy D died at age 41 Not rated yet
Hip Hop and Dancehall artiste Heavy D died at age 41 on Tuesday (November 8). Heavy D is most popular in the dancehall music circle for the collaboration …

Joel Chin VP Record Produer Not rated yet
Joel Chin of producer of VP Records family shot and killed Reports from the Stony Hill Police are that about 10:45 p.m., Chin was exiting his motor …

Skatalities member Lloyd Knibb dies at age 80 Not rated yet
Lloyd Knibb one of the founding member of the group Skatalites died on May 12, 2011 at him home in Kingston, Jamaica. Reports are that he died from …

Smiley Culture is Dead Not rated yet
Reports are that the Reggae singer Smiley Culture died allegedly from self-inflicted stab wounds during a police operation at his home in East Surrey, …

Upcomming dancehall reggae artiste "Lil Joe" is dead Not rated yet
The dancehall reggae music industry has lost yet another young upcoming artiste. This time it is Lil' Joe, Joe passed away at the University Hospital …

Copper Cat shot and Killed Not rated yet
Pot of Gold recording dancehall reggae artiste Copper Cat was shot and kill in Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday January 20, 2011. Reports are that he was …

DIED OF PNEUMONIA on September 1, 2009.

Magarita Not rated yet
Stabbed to death by Don Drummond - not shot.

Sonia Pottinger Jamaica's first female record producer is dead Not rated yet
Legendary recording producer Sonia Pottinger OD (June 1931 - 3 November 2010) is dead. She died at her home in Kingston on November 3, 2010. after suffering …

everybody who died by the gun Not rated yet
What a complete waste of talent. Some of these were just young men with a whole life ahead. Its so sad.

Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott is Dead Not rated yet
Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott (25 May 1956 - 10 July 2010 was a Jamaican reggae singer, producer and sound-system operator, has died. He was 54. …

Karl Young is Dead Not rated yet
Karl Young the founder and chairman of Grove Broadcasting Ltd is dead. Reports are that he had reportedly been ailing for some time now, and was recovering …

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