Grammy-award winning artiste, Louie Rankin died in a car accident on Monday, September 30, in Ontario, Canada, the reggae artist/actor who is from Jamaica appeared in DX’s 1998 film Belly, was involved in a wreck consisting of a transport truck and another vehicle.
The sad incident was confirmed in tweet from Rankin’s account, it 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.’
Rankin, nicknamed the ‘Original Don Dada,’ was a Grammy-winner for his 1992 track Typewriter. He appeared in the movie Belly with Nas, 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 DJ Khaled’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.