The Beat’s Ranking Roger has died at the age of 56.
The news was confirmed in a statement on the band’s website.
Leaving a heartfelt message, the band wrote: “He fought and fought and fought, Roger was a fighter.
“Sadly Roger past away a few hours ago peacefully at his home surrounded by family.”
It did not take long for tributes for the Reggae icon to pour in after hearing the news.
Taking to Twitter, Billy Bragg shared: “Very sorry to hear that ranking Roger has passed away. Rest easy, Rude Boy.”
UB40 appeared shocked by the sad loss: “R.I.P Ranking Roger, Big Love UB40.”
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