So sad to inform you that The English Beat and General Public vocalist Ranking Roger--real name Roger Charlery-- has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer.
The pioneering 2 Tone band confirmed the news on social media Tuesday (March 26), writing "'He fought & fought & fought, Roger was a fighter.' Sadly, Roger past [sic] away a few hours ago peacefully at his home surrounded by family. Roger's family would like to thank everyone for their constant support during this tough time. More to follow in the coming days. RIP ROGER!"