Died legendary reggae performer Lee Perry

Producer and reggae performer Rainford Hugh Perry, better known as Lee Scratch Perry, died at 86, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Houlness wrote in his Twitter.

The musician died at the age of 85 at Noel Holmes Hospital in western Jamaica. The cause of his death is not disclosed informs Rolling Stone.

Holness expressed his condolences on his Twitter to family, friends and fans of the “legendary singer.” He noted that Perry will always be remembered for his outstanding contributions to music. “May his soul rest in peace,” concluded the prime minister.

The Jamaican politician stressed that Perry was one of the pioneers of dub music in the 1970s, when he began to use studio effects to create new instrumental compositions from already written reggae tracks. He has collaborated with a variety of musicians including Bob Marley, The Wailers, Beastie Boys and others.

Previously died the founder of the British reggae group UB40 Brian Travers. The musician, who fought cancer for a long time, was 62 years old. In 2019, Travers underwent a series of operations to remove brain tumors.

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