Condolences pour in as Jamaican singer Ewart Beckford OD, aka U-Roy, dies at 78

Condolences pour in as Jamaican singer Ewart Beckford OD, aka U-Roy, dies at 78

- Veteran Jamaican singer and vocalist, Ewart Beckford OD, has been reported dead at the age of 78

- Fans of the late musician also known as U-Roy have taken to social media to mourn his passing

- Pictures and videos of the deceased musician were also posted on social media

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It is indeed a difficult time for the family members of veteran Jamaican singer and vocalist, Ewart Beckford OD, who has just left the world.

The musician who hails from the Kingston area of Jamaica died at the age of 78 on Wednesday, February 17, Dead Death reports.

Details about the cause of death remain unknown but it has not stopped fans and lovers of the late musician also known as U-Roy from mourning him on social media.

Condolence messages pour in as Jamaican singer Ewart Beckford OD aka U-Roy dies at 78

Jamaican singer Ewart Beckford OD aka U-Roy dies at 78. Photo: @irishandchin/@thejazzdad
Source: UGC

A fan on Twitter identified as Keith Lawrence wrote:

Siya Kolisi has joined the Sharks, Mzansi reacts happily: "Love it"
"Rest in eternal peace the teacher, godfather & trailblazer Ewart Beckford better known to the world as U-Roy. A man who gave every toaster, rapper & MC their career. Your works will live on forever."

Also mourning the late vocalist, another fan identified as Alioune wrote:

"Wake the town and tell the people that the legendary Daddy U Roy "Ewart Beckfort" has passed away. RiP to the godfather of toasting and rapping."

@ireggaeday wrote:

"Wake the town n tell the people RIP Daddy U Roy, born Ewart Beckford, recognized for his pioneering musical style and his Stur Gav sound system rocking dancehalls worldwide and was responsible for the rise of deejays Super Cat, Josey Wales, Charlie Chaplain et al"

Here’s another tweet from @irishandchin mourning the late Beckford below:

Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously gathered the report of popular Zimbabwean musician Soul Jah Love who bid farewell to the world at the young age of 31.

Zim musician Soul Jah Love dies at 31: Fans share condolences

The young music star died before arrival at Mbuya Dorcas Hospital on Tuesday, February 16. Zimbabwean politician Nelson Chamisa said the county has lost a giant in the music industry.

Zimbabwean politician Nelson Chamisa took to Twitter and penned a heartfelt tribute to the star:

"Our nation has lost a giant in the music industry. Young talent gone too soon, one of a kind. The music industry is poorer without this rare gift. My condolences to all Soul Jah Love fans, his family and friends. May God grant us comfort and fortitude during these trying times. RIP."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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