Lead singer of reggae band Aswad “Drummie Zeb” dies aged 62

Lead singer of reggae band Aswad "Drummie Zeb" dies aged 62 Credit: Twitter @TheRealAswad

Drummie Zeb, the lead singer of reggae band Aswad, has died aged 62, as reported on Friday, September 2.

The news of the death of Drummie Zeb was announced by his band Aswad who stated:

“It is with deepest regret and profound loss that we have to announce the passing of our brother Angus ‘Drummie’ Gaye.”

“Drummie was the lead vocalist for the iconic band Aswad and is much loved and respected by both family, friends and peers alike.”

“More information will be given at a later time but on behalf of his family and Aswad – we ask that their privacy is respected at this heart-breaking time.”

“Drummie has left us to join our ancestors and leaves a huge void both personally and professionally.”

The cause of death of the musician is currently unknown.

Born on September 24, 1959, Angus Gaye, was an English musician who would go on to be the drummer and lead singer for popular reggae band Aswad.

He also went on to work as a record producer.

Tributes poured in on Twitter for beloved drummer and singer Drummie Zeb:

“🇬🇧BREAKING NEWS: Drummie Zeb, born Angus Gaye of British Reggae Band Aswad, has passed away today. He was the drummer and lead singer for the reggae band Aswad. He will be missed. Gone but not forgotten. May he rest in peace❤️💛💚 #drummiezeb #aswad #reggaemusic #reggaebrit”

“RIP Angus “Drummie Zeb” Loved his voice. Such a beautiful man. Give a little love. #aswad #drummiezeb”

“Ah man, just heard the news about Drummie Zeb. May he rest in peace. #Aswad #DrummieZeb”

“#Aswad live Glastonbury Festival 1982 CONCERT (wide screen good audio ) https://youtu.be/YVdkUh00NLU #RIP #DRUMMIEZEB FROM ASWAD BAND 😢 I REALIZE THAT ALMOST NONE OF THE MUSIC I LOVE WOULD HAVE MADE IT TO EUROPE WITHOUT THE UK ❤️❤️❤️❤️🇬🇧”

 

“Sad to hear of the passing of Drummie Zeb from Aswad
@TheRealAswad, seen here on TOTP in 2002 with Eternal’s @EastherBennett#Aswad #DrummieZeb”

The news follows reports of 89-year-old actor, Richard Roat, famous for appearances in Seinfield, Friends and Dallas dying suddenly at his home in Orange County, California, USA.


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    • M

      02 September 2022 • 22:41

      Another sad time for fans, people all over the planet are dying from unknown causes. High time this was investigated by independant Medical groups only, and the results published on the internet to inform the people, and avoid any suppression of facts.

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