Grammy-winning reggae producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has died at the age of 85-years-old.
Born Rainford Hugh Perry, the iconic producer died on Sunday (August 29) at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Members of the music fraternity have taken to social media to share tributes for Perry.
“Rest easy @Lee Scratch Perry, play on Mr music,” singer Simone Marie tweeted.
“Lee Scratch Perry flying high, the up setter, trend Setter, no One did it better, fly high uncle lee,” said Cedella Marley on Instagram.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness also shared a tribute for Lee, sending condolences to his family, friends and fans.
My deep condolences to the family, friends, and fans of legendary record producer and singer, Rainford Hugh Perry OD, affectionately known as "Lee Scratch" Perry. pic.twitter.com/Eec2MEd6yC
— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) August 29, 2021