Legendary reggae producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry studio was destroyed by fire.
Perry confirmed the news on Facebook telling reggae fans that he lost everything in to the fire which was caused by negligence.
“I forgot to out a candle and my whole Secret Laboratory burned out…Everything gone!!!! I am so sad and my wife is so mad,” the producer said on his Facebook. “My whole life collections, arts, my magic hats, my magic boots, ally my crazy show outfits and costumes: King Pope, General, Magician…All my electronics and studio equipment and my magic mic, books, musik, CDs.”
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is one of the most recognized names in the history of reggae music. He rose to fame in the 1960s and 70s producing hits for The Wailers, Junior Byles, and the Congos.
Scratch Perry won a Grammy Award in 2003 with Jamaican ET for Best Reggae Album.