Unconfirmed reports reaching Urban Islandz are that Beenie Man father passed away on Wednesday (June 6) evening at the University Hospital of the West Indies UHWI.

Beenie Man brother/manager, Blue, said he got a phone call but gave no further update.

“They called to say that he died. I am now heading up to UHWI to find out what is going on, this is really sad news, I don’t even know what to say,” Blue said.

Dancehall icon Bounty Killer posted on his Twitter that Beenie Man dad died today.

“Not so sure about this just got it ppl Beenie man father just died at university hospital. Condolence goes out,” Bounty Killer said

Sources told Urban Islandz that Beenie’s father, Herbert ‘Bragga’ Smith, was taken to the hospital earlier this week after feeling ill.

Story is still developing. Check back with UrbanIslandz.com for an update.

UPDATE JUNE 7, 2012

D’Angel confirmed the death of Beenie Man’s father Bragga.

“Moses Dad is somebody that I have met. He is a jovial and fun person. Condolence goes out to the family and we definitely lost a man that produced a legend. Moses just be strong and hold up your head. When I heard I went straight to the hospital to give my support because he is my child’s grandfather and the father of my son’s father,” D’Angel told the Star.