Jamaican music stars died at age 70

Here are 2 famous musicians from Jamaica died at 70:

Alton Ellis

Alton Ellis (September 1, 1938 Trenchtown-October 10, 2008 London) also known as Ellis, Alton or Alton & Eddie was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and singer.

His albums: Arise Black Man 1968-1978, Best of Alton Ellis, Get Ready for Rock-Reggae-Steady, Jet Star Reggae Max - Alton Ellis, My Time Is the Right Time, Soul Groover, Soul of Jamaica, Still in Love, Sunday Coming and The Duke Reid Collection. Genres: Rocksteady, Ska, Rhythm and blues and Reggae.

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Perry Henzell

Perry Henzell (March 7, 1936 Annotto Bay-November 30, 2006 Treasure Beach) was a Jamaican film director, screenwriter and film producer.

Perry Henzell is most famous for directing "The Harder They Come," a 1972 film that starred Jimmy Cliff and became a cult classic in both Jamaica and abroad. He also worked on other films such as "No Place Like Home" and "Power Game." Outside of filmmaking, Henzell was an important figure in Jamaican cultural life, co-founding the highly-regarded Calabash International Literary Festival and writing for numerous publications on topics ranging from reggae music to Caribbean politics. In 2010, "The Harder They Come" was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 best movies made since 1923.

He died caused by cancer.

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