Mikey Dread has passed away aged 54
Mikey Dread, the Jamaican producer/reggae star who produced the 1980 single ‘Bankrobber’ by The Clash and contributed to songs on their ‘Sandinista!’ album, died of a brain tumour on Saturday (March 15).
After being introduced to Jamaican sound engineer/producer King Tubby after studying electrical engineering in Kingston, Dread began recording his own material and recorded a series or successful singles, as well as becoming a radio DJ.
Dread was diagnosed with a brain tumour last summer and moved to North Carolina for treatment before succumbing to the illness on Saturday. He is survived by his wife Monika and six children.