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Top reggae toaster of the 1970s, Ranking Trevor, died in a traffic accident in Jamaica yesterday at the age of 60.
The musician's brother, Robert Grant, says he was crushed by a ca after being knocked off his motorcycle.
Born Maxwell Grant, Ranking Trevor was one of the leading toasters in Jamaica during the 1970s, recording mainly for the Channel One studio. Toasting is a form of Jamaican deejaying that inspired hip-hop.
Songs such as "Caveman Skank" and "Three Piece Chicken and Chips" made the charts in England, where he lived more than 20 years. His career declined in the 1980s and he returned to Jamaica a decade later.
He is survived by his mother, eight siblings and 15 children.