Desmond Dekker dies

Just heard on the radio that Desmond Dekker died yesterday.
If you have ever cared for Bob Marley, The Specials, or the like this is the man who opened the door for reggae and ska.
Google doesn't seam to know yet. His "official" website is still encouraging you to book him for gigs.
A shame.
That's a wicked, rippin' shame. Definitely an original. What's better than "The Israelites" or "Fu Manchu?"
Desmond Dekker was a pioneer and arguably the father of reggae, though I think Toots Hibbert actually coined the phrase. RIP.
Very sad........... A true Reggae/Ska pioneer........