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Veteran entertainer Rankin Trevor died following a motorcycle accident on Olympic Way, St Andrew, which claimed the life of the 70s & 80s dancehall stalwart DJ. Rankin Trevor, born Trevor Grant on January 20, 1960, was considered to have had an equally sharp sense of timing and relaxed delivery that never went out of fashion during the 80s.

According to an online source Grant was barely into his teens when he began to deejay professionally, honing his skills at the Socialist Roots Sound System. As a self-described disciple of U-Roy, Rankin Trevor was 15 years old when he went into the studio for the first time, where he recorded Natty A Roots Man in 1975. Over the next few years, Trevor recorded a steady stream of singles all backed by the Revolutionaries, with his popularity increasing proportionally.

By 1977, the teen star was shaking up the British reggae chart as well, with Cave Man Skank, Three Piece Chicken & Chips and Anti-Lulu. Trevor is survived by his mother, eight siblings and 15 children.