Mikey Dread (Michael Campbell) died yesterday, March 15th, at his home in Connecticut. He’d been diagnosed with a brain tumour last October and it was that which killed him.
He started out as an engineer at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, graduating to his own show before quitting to go into music full time. He’s probably best known outside of Jamaica for his work with the Clash. He produced “Bank Robber” and worked with the band on the Sandinista album.
There’s a full obituary here.