Belly actor Louie Rankin has died in a car crash.
TMZ reports that the Jamaican actor was involved in a fatal car accident in Ontario, Canada on Monday (30 September).
The publication claims the crash involved a transport truck and another vehicle, while further details surrounding the incident are yet to surface.
Louie, who is known for his Grammy Award winning 1992 hit Typewriter and calling himself the Original Don Dada, is thought to have died from injuries he sustained in the crash.
The star was best known for starring in Shottas as Teddy Bruckshot and 1998 crime drama Belly, in which he played the character Ox alongside Nas and DMX.
In 2016, Louie and Nas both appeared in DJ Khaleds music video for his track Nas Album Done.
News of Louies death was confirmed via his verified Twitter account.
I cant believe I was just watching Shottas just yesterday!!!!! And Louie Rankin died RIP
— (@RensyLovesu) October 1, 2019
Rip Louie Rankin the original Don Dada aka Teddy Brukshot
— Calvin Cambridge (@ElcrazyToutdoux) October 1, 2019
Rest in peace Louie Rankin pic.twitter.com/r1JLDwkNDf
— Gendry's BM (@DancesWithJane) October 1, 2019
LOUIE RANKIN DIED? YUH CYAAAA SERIOUS
— pretty like d benz in d showroom. (@w8stegyal) October 1, 2019
A statement was shared that read: It saddens us to have to announce that The “ORGINAL DON DADA” “Trail Blazer” the legend – Louie Ox Rankin passed away this morning.
May God keep his soul with his father, sister and neice in #heaven #amen #sipox.
Fans have since flooded Twitter with tributes to Louie, with many sharing their shock over his death.
One fan posted: I cant believe I was just watching Shottas just yesterday!!!!! And Louie Rankin died RIP.
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