The Hip Hop and reggae communities are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of Louie Rankin who famously starred in Belly and Shottas.
The reggae legend passed away in a car crash in Toronto while filming a movie last weekend. TMZ reports the accident involved a transport truck and another vehicle.
Ontario authorities reported that Rankin died instantly from collision after hitting a transport truck on the highway. The truck driver wasn’t injured in the accident. There’s still an ongoing investigation to figure out what caused the crash.
Nas and Louie grew a bond during the filming of Belly and later reunited for DJ Khaled’s Major Key cut, “Nas Album Done.”
Born and raised in Jamaica, Louie Rankin won a Grammy for his 1992 hit single, “Typewriter.” He was the self-proclaimed “Original Don Da Da.”
Nas, Khaled, and many more Hip Hop members showed their respect on social media.
R.I.P. TO A LEGEND! REST EASY LOUIE RANKIN pic.twitter.com/SZdkqZIF8v
— PETEROCK.COM (@PeteRock) October 1, 2019
Rest In Paradise Louie Rankin ? pic.twitter.com/7Ms1Uyivzt
— DJ First Class™ ? (@1DJFirstClass) September 30, 2019
The Original Don Dada ?
Rest Easy Louie Rankin ?? pic.twitter.com/7LjizcWBwy
— DJ First Class™ ? (@1DJFirstClass) October 1, 2019