Louie Rankin

Louie Rankin, aka the “Original Don Dada”.

The “Original Don Dada” is dead. Veteran dancehall artiste and part-time actor Leonard Ford, aka Louie Rankin, was killed in a car crash in Canada last week. Ford, 66, died last Monday in Ontario, in a crash which reportedly included a transport truck and another vehicle.

Ontario authorities reported that Ford’s car somehow hit a trans­port truck while travelling on a highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene, having appa­rent­ly died instantly in the colli­sion. The truck driver repor­tedly did not endure any physical injuries, and Ontario police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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