U-Roy, the voice that pioneered the sound of reggae and dancehall in the 70s, has died.
The Jamaican music legend passed away yesterday (Wed) at the University Hospital of the West Indies UHWI in Kingston.
Reports are that he had recently undergone surgery following an undisclosed illness.
U-Roy, whose real name is Ewart Beckford OD, was age 78 at the time of his death.
As news of his passing spread throughout the music world, fellow musicians locally and overseas have been paying tribute to the late singer on social media.