Reggae star Alton Ellis dies 70
Raggae singer Alton Ellis – 2007
Alton Ellis OD (born Alton Nehemiah Ellis) (September 1, 1940 – October 10, 2008) was a musician best known as one of the innovators of rocksteady music, and was often referred to as the "Godfather of Rocksteady". In 2006, he was inducted into the International Reggae And World Music Awards Hall Of Fame.
Alton Ellis died on 10 October 2008 at Hammersmith Hospital, West London, after collapsing during a show in London in August of that year.