Robbie Shakespeare dead: Reggae icon and Sly and Robbie star dies aged 68
Robbie Shakespeare has reportedly died aged 68 after complications during kidney surgery. The reggae icon is most known for being one half of the Jamaican duo Sly and Robbie.
A source has confirmed Robbie’s passion to The Jamaican Gleaner today.
The publication reports he had been living abroad after having surgery on his kidneys at a Florida hospital.
Although his cause of death has not yet been confirmed, The Gleaner reported that Shakespeare was struggling with his kidney health.
After Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Minister of Entertainment and Culture, told the Jamaica Observer: “Robbie’s loss will be severely felt by the industry at home and abroad.
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“My condolences to those he leaves behind.”
Robbie was best known as one of the ‘Riddim Twins’ in Jamaican rhythm group Sly & Robbie.
His career hit its peak in the 1980s when he worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Sly and Robbie’s most notable songs include Boops, Star Across the Sky, and Taxi Connection.
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