Grammy-award winning reggae artist, Louie Rankin – famous for his role as Teddy Bruckshot in the Jamaican movie ‘Shottas’, has died after being involved in a horrific car crash.
Louie Rankin was involved in the fatal car accident in Ontario, Canada on Monday (September 30).
Rankin’s verified Twitter account confirmed the news of his death Monday night, telling his followers: “It saddens us to have to announce that The ‘ORIGINAL DON DADA’ ‘TRAILBLAZER” the legend – Louie Ox Rankin passed away this morning!”
According to reports, the crash involved a transport truck and another vehicle.
Further details surrounding the incident are still sketchy.
Rankin worked with stars such as DJ Khalid and DMX in the 1998 crime drama “Belly” where he played a drug lord named Ox.
Tributes are flooding social media, with fans and friends sharing their shock and sadness over his sudden death.
Popcaan has since reacted to Rankin’s death on Instagram writing, “Legends don’t die!!!! It is very unfortunate what happen to you fam but God knows best… rest up fada Louie your memories are forever..!!! @louie_rankin.”
DJ Khaled who was also close with Rankin also took to Instagram with numerous posts paying tribute:
‘Bless up my brother @louie_Rankin,’ he wrote.
‘Friends 20 years friendship from shottas and forever! Love and prayers for your family.’
Louie Rankin was born Leonard Forbes in St Thomas, Jamaica. He resided in Toronto, Ontario before his untimely death.
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