Born: Feb 1, 1957
Died: July 1, 1999
Dennis Emanuel Brown has to be considered one of the most prolific and popular reggae artists ever. He started recording for producer Coxsone Dodd, while still in his childhood. In the 70s and early 80s he established himself as a major force in reggae music with numerous roots and lovers cuts for several leading producers.
The crown prince of reggae died at a Kingston hospital in 1999. Initial reports suggested Brown died of complications from respiratory problems, but his cause of death has never been confirmed