Ewart Beckford, Jamaican reggae legend, popularly recognized, as U-Roy, is useless.

Marcia Smikle, his accomplice, confirmed this loss of life to The Gleaner, Jamaican information web site

“He died at 11:10 final evening on the College Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) after present process kidney surgical procedure.”

Smikle disclosed that U-Roy had been receiving remedy for diabetes and hypertension, and in addition suffered with kidney issues.

“He had diabetes and hypertension, however these have been beneath management as a result of we made certain he took his treatment. However he additionally had a kidney drawback and was being handled at Andrews [Hospital], after which they instructed us to take him to UWI for surgical procedure as a result of the kidney had tousled the bladder, and he was bleeding.”

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She, nonetheless, added {that a} dialysis for the kidney was really useful however the Reggae legend refused to try this earlier than he died.

Dancehall star, Shaggy reacting to his loss of life described U-Roy as a real legend.

On his Instagram web page, he wrote, “At present we misplaced considered one of our heroes! A real legend on this sport of dancehall/ Reggae.

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“With such greats as Colonel Josey Wales and Charlie Chaplin, pioneers on this sport with a list of fantastic recordings U Roy was a grasp at his craft. Relaxation Nicely daddy Roy!”

U-Roy in 2004 was among the many artists to function on Toots and the Maytals’ Grammy-winning all-star album True Love.

He was additionally awarded the Order of Distinction from the Jamaican authorities for his contribution to music in 2007.

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