Ewart "U-Roy" Beckford
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U-Roy was a Jamaican musician who pioneered toasting, a precursor to rap music in which a DJ talked over the records he was playing.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Feb. 22, 2021.
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February 28, 2021
My condolences to the family. We appreciate your work in music. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.
February 28, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 26, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Beckford family, so many have enjoyed the music, U-Roy will definitely be missed.
February 26, 2021
U-Roy’s music will live on. He will be missed by many. My condolences to the family for their loss. May the God of all comfort be with you at this very difficult time.
February 25, 2021
My Deepest Sympathy to the Family
Doreen Franklin-Burrows
February 25, 2021
My condolences go out to the family of Ewart. He will be missed by many.
February 25, 2021
Sincere condolences to the family,friends and fans of Ewart “ U-Roy “ Beckford. His great talent will be remembered.
JE Sowell
February 25, 2021
I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of mr. U Roy well known for his entertainment. may the God of tender mercies grant him peace
February 25, 2021
U-Roy was amazingly talented and will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to the Beckford family and friends. May God be with all of you in your time of sorrow.
February 25, 2021
Like many others I enjoyed U-Roy DJ style. I danced to many of his recordings. I pray that his family, friends, and fans (like me) have comfort knowing that the God of all comfort, is near those broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves. We can look forward to seeing him in God’s promised paradise.
Thomas Smith
February 24, 2021
I love Jamaican Reggae music. Mr Beckford had his own unique sound. To his family I offer my sympathy for your great loss. May God. be with you at this time.
February 24, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family of the pioneering artist, Mr. Beckford. At this sad time, may the God of tender mercies comfort you and may your memories stay close to your heart,
February 24, 2021
Rest In Peace and Power, U-Roy! We have lost a great cultural treasure. May time heal his family's heart.
Carol Bannerman
February 24, 2021
May God comfort and console you during this sad time. He was a pioneer and trailblazer in the hip hop world. I'll never forget meeting him, he was so wise and full of life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Rob Lewis
February 24, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 24, 2021
U-Roy, a pioneering Giant of Reggae music. Jah live.(Capital.B)
Brian Duggan
February 24, 2021
Sincere condolences to the family. His music played a large influence in the music industry. May his contribution always be remembered and may you all seek comfort in the God of all comfort
February 24, 2021
Sorry about your loss.
Philippians 4:6-7.

Janelle Eloisa Almendis Augustine
February 24, 2021
Sincere condolence to U-Roy's family. May the God of all comfort, continue to comfort you all during this period.
February 23, 2021
My condolences.
February 23, 2021
keikh wilson
February 23, 2021
Don't worry
about a ting
cuz every lil ting
is gonna be alright

Greg Williams
February 23, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Beckford Family, May the God of Tender Mercies take care of you during this very difficult time, May he cover your hearts with his endless peace and loving kindness. U-Roy’s music will live on as a remembrance of him.
February 23, 2021
Thank you for the beautiful music. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this extremely difficult time.
February 22, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Jackson
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