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The Beat’s Rating Roger has died

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“He fought & fought & fought, Roger was a fighter,” the band wrote in tribute to their vocalist

The Beat vocalist Rating Roger has died, aged 56.

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The musician, actual identify Roger Charlery, handed away earlier right this moment (March 26). A publish on The Beat’s Fb web page confirmed his passing, including: “He fought & fought & fought, Roger was a fighter.

“Roger’s household want to thank everybody for his or her fixed assist throughout this robust time,” the publish concluded. See it beneath.

Roger was recognized with two mind tumours and lung most cancers following a mini stroke he suffered in August 2018.

Roger, who was born in Birmingham in 1963, was greatest identified for his work in The Beat (identified in North America as ‘The English Beat’), who launched three albums throughout their first interval collectively: ‘I Simply Can’t Cease It’ (1980), ‘Wha’ppen?’ (1981) and ‘Particular Beat Service’ (1982). Amongst their best-known songs are the likes of ‘Stand Down Margaret’, ‘Mirror In The Lavatory’ and ‘Drowning’.

In addition to The Beat, Roger was a distinguished member of Normal Public, who he co-fronted with The Beat’s Dave Wakeling within the mid-80s. The group launched two LPs, 1984’s ‘All The Rage’ and 1986’s ‘Hand To Mouth’.

He additionally launched a string of solo albums, kicking off in 1988 with ‘Radical Departure’. Roger, who was additionally famend for his quite a few reside performances with Sting throughout his profession, launched his ultimate album ‘Public Confidential’ with the most recent iteration of The Beat earlier this yr.

A biography about Roger’s life in music, which he co-wrote, can be set to be revealed later this yr.

Tributes to Roger have been pouring in on social media for the reason that information of his passing was confirmed earlier this night – see a number of these beneath.

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