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Style Scott found dead at home

Reggae drummer Lincoln "Style" Scott has died. According to reports from the Jamaica Observer, Scott was found dead after shots were heard just after 10pm on 9 October at his house in Manchester, Jamaica. Police were called to the scene. No arrests have been made at time of writing.

Scott was a crucial part of Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound as the drummer for Dub Syndicate, described by Ben Watson in The Wire 128 as one of "the heaviest rhythm players in the world". Prior to his playing with On-U Sound, he was also known as one of the original members of the Roots Radics Band, from where he went on to play with roots group Israel Vibration, and also toured and played on records by Gregory Isaacs, among others.