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Gone Too Soon: Reggae Singer And Dad-Of-Three Louie Rankin Dies After Ghastly Car Crash

October 1, 2019 17:04

Louie Rankin was a dancehall reggae artist who was well known for his hit song, ‘Typewriter.’

He also successfully delved into the world of movies and rose to prominence for his Jamaican gangsta roles in films such as ‘Shottas’ and ‘Belly.’

He often referred to himself as the Original Don Dada in his lyrics. Louie was a doting father to three children who he shared with Jewlz Skyes.

Louie passes away

At the age of 55, the Jamaican lost his life after he was involved in a ghastly car accident in Ontario, Canada. According to TMZ, the accident, which involved a transport truck and another vehicle, occurred on Monday.

While details of the crash are not fully known, it is believed that Louie died on the spot.

The news of his death was confirmed on Instagram by the mother of his kids, and also on his official Twitter page.

A statement shared read:

"It saddens us to have to announce that The “ORIGINAL DON DADA” “Trail Blazer” the legend – Louie Ox Rankin passed away this morning. ‘May God keep his soul with his father, sister, and niece in #heaven #amen #sipox."

He will be greatly missed.

Fans send their condolences

The news of Louie’s death has shocked many, and his fans have taken to social media to express their grief.

@goonerlamin wrote:

“My heartfelt condolences 🙏🖤”

@alecianicola added:

“My heart breaks for the kids, my deepest sympathies.”

@Moses Jameson noted:

“I know this guy, very talented, RIP bro”

@Natasha Jones praised:

“RIP. No one could have played Ox better.”

@iamkemah commented:

“Memories don’t live like people do, they always member you even when things are good or bad remember the memories that we have 💯”

Our prayers are with Louie’s family and friends. May his soul rest in perfect peace.