Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Vaughn Benjamin of the Midnite and Akae Beka has Died, Cause of Death Unknown.
Friends and families are mourning the death of Vaughn Benjamin who was featured on Tribal Seeds’ 2014 album Representing.
Vaughn Benjamin, the lead vocalist of Midnite and Akae Beka, has passed on. He was 50 years of age. Benjamin’s demise was affirmed on November 5 through posts on the reggae legend’s Facebook page. Benjamin’s cause of death has not been made public by his family.
Benjamin formed Midnite with his sibling, Ron Benjamin Jr., console and bass player, in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1989. The pair are the children of Antiguan music legend Ron Benjamin. An article on their dad called Vaughn Benjamin “one of the most productive essayist’s Reggae music ever.
Vaughn Benjamin Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what cause the death of Vaughn Benjamin. This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
The Words, Sound & Power of Vaughn Benjamin live! Rastafari Lives . Rest well brother, Akae Beka, Midnite.
This photo was taken February 2014 after the “Tribute to the Reggae Icons” in San Diego as presented by Makeda Dread.
This was our first concert after our dear brother Bunny Rugs transitioned, Vaugh and the band offered a comforting spiritual presence to us. Sending our love to all USVI family including Tippy and the I Grade Family, Green Lion, Pressure Busspipe, Dean Pond, George Michailow and all the fans you touched over the years. Bless,
At a loss for words right now. Last night the world lost one of the most authentic, original, intelligent, powerful & uplifting voices that Reggae music & Rastafari has ever known. Rest in Power, Brother Vaughn Benjamin, aka the Akae Beka. We will never forget your teachings and your music and your incredible lyrics. Thank you.
Sad news this morning. I hear Vaughn Benjamin / Akae Beka, the lead singer of the band Midnite has passed away.
This was the first Midnite song i ever heard, i remember it well. It was one of those moments your ears prick up and the tune grabs your full and absolute attention. I was amazed by his unique voice the likes of which I’d never heard before.
Needless to say i soon went on to discover the huge catalogue of music to come out of this band. One thing i always loved the most about Midnite and Akae Beka was how deep his lyrics are. Genuinely captivating… beautifully tied together… and when sang with that voice! ❤️
Rest In Peace.
It’s with sadness that we announce tonight’s planned launch party for Pressure @Busspipe‘s ‘Rebel with a Cause’ album at Kinfolk will instead be a celebration of the life of the late Vaughn Benjamin. NYC: Join us, Pressure + @IGradeRecords in celebrating our friend and mentor. pic.twitter.com/vYfxOqdvK7
— LargeUp (@largeupdotcom) November 5, 2019
Shocking and sad news to hear of the passing of @UhuruBoys Akae Beka aka Vaughn Benjamin. Another of the brightest lights of Rastafari consciousness, a truly unique voice in roots reggae. A revival unto himself… https://t.co/DUyP4U5A8G
— I-Militance (@IMilitance) November 5, 2019
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Its a sad day; my heart is aching. Akae Beka aka Midnite aka Vaughn Benjamin; one of Reggae most iconic, prolific, conscious, enlightened and empowered artist from St. Croix apparently has passed away suddenly. “The Oath Of The Archangel”; has been written and delivered. Ras Tafari will remain in the hearts of all reggae fans eternally. Condolences to his family, friends and loved ones, for their sudden and unfortunate loss. Nothing or no one can bring an end to an everlasting spirit. Your spirit is indestructible and your music will forever echo through the ether eternally. Death like love alters everything. Goodbye Akae Beka; those we love don’t go away; they walk with us everyday. You will be missed…..Love You. Portrait by 🖼 @solitadia @akae_beka #AkaeBeka #1love❤️💚💛👆👆🙌🙌 #rootsreggaehub 🙏🏾rootsreggaehub.com #blessedlove #rootsnculture #JAHRASTAFARI everliving! #midnite #reggae #worldwide
— ARISE ROOTS (@ARISEROOTS) November 5, 2019
To our Creator is our return. One Love pic.twitter.com/PcJKXnZAMI
— KoolDreddy (@KoolDreddy) November 5, 2019
“Trabalhou por 20 homens. Deixou uma discografia que leva mais de uma vida para decifrar. Mais de 50 albuns desde apenas 1999. Jovem e recente considerando a cultura Reggae, normalmente centrada nos anos 70. Como um meteoro que deixa uma cratera. //
RIP #vaughnbenjamin ” pic.twitter.com/SLttftpvHM
— Belila 🚩 (@TiaBiba49) November 5, 2019