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Lee 'Scratch' Perry Dead - Reggae Icon Dies at 85

Lee 'Scratch' Perry Dead - Reggae Icon Dies at 85

Lee “Scratch” Perry has sadly died.

The reggae pioneer passed away at the age of 85 on Sunday (August 29) at a hospital in Lucea, Jamaica, as confirmed by prime minister Andrew Holness.

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“My deep condolences to the family, friends, and fans of legendary record producer and singer, Rainford Hugh Perry OD, affectionately known as ‘Lee Scratch’ Perry,” he wrote on Twitter.

Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s’ development of dub music with his early adoption of studio effects to create new instrumentals of existing reggae tracks. He has worked with and produced for various artistes, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, the Congos, Adrian Sherwood, the Beastie Boys, and many others. Undoubtedly, Lee Scratch Perry will always be remembered for his sterling contribution to the music fraternity. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

He also won at the 2002 Grammys for Best Reggae Album, and had a total of five nominations throughout his career.

Our thoughts are with Lee “Scratch” Perry‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

We have sadly lost many stars in 2021.

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