Ska legend Lloyd Brevett has died in his native Jamaica, aged 80.
The Skatalites co-founder passed away on Thursday (03May12) at a hospital in Kingston while he was being treated for a stroke and seizures, according to Billboard.com.
The Guns of Navarone bass player suffered a stroke in March (12), just 10 days after his son, Okine, was murdered by gunmen outside the family home.
Brevett co-founded The Skatalites in 1964 .
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