LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Jamaican reggae singer Junior Delgado has died in London at the age of 46.
In a career that spanned more than 30 years, Delgado recorded with the likes of Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sly and Robbie and Dennis Brown. Prior to his solo career, he recorded with the group Time Unlimited in the early 1970s. He set up the Britain-based record label Incredible Jux after beginning his solo career.
Famous for his “roots reggae” style, his most popular songs included “Sons of Slaves,” “Raggamuffin Year” and “Away With Your Fussing and Fighting.” In 1985, he released the album “Broadwater Farm,” which predicted violence in a north London housing estate. A riot broke out in the area shortly afterwards, leading to the record being banned.
A spokesman told The BBC News that the death had been unexpected, but was believed to have been from natural causes.
Born Oscar Hibbert, in Kingston, Jamaica, he recorded under his nickname, taken from the Spanish word for “skinny.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers