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 Spokesman-Review on Feb. 22, 2021.
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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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