Jamaican reggae artiste and actor Louie Rankin dies in a car crash in Canada • illuminaija
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Jamaican reggae artiste and actor Louie Rankin dies in a car crash in Canada

Grammy-award winning artiste, died in a car accident on Monday, September 30, in Ontario, Canada.

Jamaican reggae artiste and actor Louie Rankin dies in a car crash in Canada

The Jamaican reggae artist/actor who appeared in DX’s 1998 film Belly was involved in a wreck consisting of a transport truck and another vehicle.

A tweet from Rankin’s verified account read, ‘It saddens us to have to announce that The “[ORIGINAL] ” “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.’

Rankin, nicknamed the ‘,’ was a Grammy-winner for his 1992 track Typewriter. He appeared in the movie Belly with , Method Man and TLC’s Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins; in the film, he played a drug lord named Ox.

He went on to appear in motion pictures including 2002’s Shottas, 2014’s We Run These Streets and the 2015 short film Q, In 2016, Louie and Nas both appeared in ’s music video for his track Nas Album Done.

DJ Khaled and Nas among many others have taken to social media to pay tribute to Rankin.

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