RIP - Ronnie Davis Has Gone Home
Shortly after the loss of Nambo Robinson we have to share sad news again.
Ronnie Davis passed away last night in Jamaica. Here is the official press release by Skinny Bwoy Records, who are responsible for Ronnie Davis' recent album and his first ever music video I Won't Cry [watch below]:
[January 26th 2017] It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must inform you all of the passing of a great man - Reggae foundation roots singer Jerome Ballin pka Ronnie Davis (formerly of Itals and The Tennors). After suffering a major stroke on Monday January 23rd, 2017, Ronnie closed his eyes and slept peacefully, with his family at his bedside on Wednesday, January 25th 2017. We have lost a man who came from humble beginnings, who grew to become a favourite son, a good brother, a music legend, a wonderful husband and father, a much adored grand-father and a best friend to everyone who knew him.
Although Ronnie is no longer with us, he has left us a strong legacy of music spanning 50 years that shall live on in the hearts and minds of people the world over. We take comfort in knowing that Ronnie lived to experience a major revival of his career recently, with the release of his latest album Iyahcoustic. Through social media, he was able to see how much his many fans worldwide loved his music. He was always in high spirits when the fans spoke and we are sure that he is in a better place and in higher spirits as we celebrate his life and his legacy.Ronnie is survived by his common-law wife Jennifer Ottey, his mother in England, his brothers and sisters, his daughters Shauna, Stacy, Simone and Jasmine, his sons Ryan, Christopher, Jason, grand-children his extended family and his many friends.
Jerome Constantine Ballin pka Ronnie Davis July 4th, 1950 - January 25th, 2017
Reggaeville author Angus Taylor had the chance to interview Ronnie Davis two months ago. Read the INTERVIEW HERE!