Metro News reports that he was schedule to travel to the United States Saturday night, but complained of not feeling too well.He was rushed to a hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, then later taken to Lagoon Hospital in the Island.
"His death came as a shock because I spoke with him yesterday".
Before he became a solo artiste, Kimono was in a group known as Jastix along with other legendary reggae stars such as Majek Fashek and Amos McRoy.
He, therefore, prayed God to grant his family the strength to bear the irreparable loss, adding that COSON and the entire music industry would celebrate the life and times of the late singer.
Also confirming the death, a factional Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Tony Okoroji told Channels Television that he had visited the legendary reggae musician in the hospital.
Kimono who was born Ukeleke Elumelu in Delta state released his debut album Under Pressure in 1989.
The album had hits such as "Under Pressure", "Natty Get Jail" and the massive hit "Rhumba Style".
The veteran Reggae musician was known for the hit singles "Under pressure" and "We no want".
Okoroji, who said he shook hands with Ras Kimono, lamented, "This is a bad loss to the music industry".
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