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Ranking Roger Biography – Ranking Roger Wiki
Ranking Roger born Roger Charlery, was a British musician best known as a vocalist with The Beat.
Ranking Roger Age
He was born on 21 February 1963 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. He died on 26 March 2019 aged 56.
Ranking Roger Wife – Was Ranking Roger Married?
Roger was never married. Asked in an interview what his disappointment in life was, Roger said, “having thought about it, maybe it’s the fact that I never got married. I should have been married. I’ve 3 kids and was with an Irish girl for 20 years, but we split up about 10 years ago. I regret that. We should have got married, but we didn’t. Maybe if we’d married we wouldn’t have split up later, I don’t know.”
Ranking Roger Children
Roger had five children, including son Ranking Junior (Matthew Murphy) and daughter Saffren who both featured with their father in a Beat revival band.
Ranking Roger Family
Roger was born to Jean-Baptiste, a toolsetter, and his wife, Anne Marie, both of whom had emigrated to Britain from the Caribbean.
Ranking Roger Illness – Ranking Roger Health – Ranking Roger Brain Tumour
In August 2018, Ranking Roger was hospitalised with a suspected mini-stroke. In January 2019, it was announced that Roger had undergone surgery for two brain tumours and was undergoing treatment for lung cancer.
Ranking Roger Death
Roger died on 26 March 2019. He was 56 years old. His death was announced on March 26, 2019 in a statement on The Beat band’s website. The statement reads: ““He fought & fought & fought, Roger was a fighter.” Sadly Roger past away a few hours ago peacefully at his home surrounded by family. Roger’s family would like to thank everyone for their constant support during this tough time. More to follow in the coming days. RIP ROGER! ❤️”
Ranking Roger Cause of Death
Ranking Roger’s cause of death was Cancer.
Dave Wakeling on Ranking Roger Death
Following Roger’s death, Dave Wakeling’s version of The Beat wrote on Twitter: “This is difficult. Words cannot express our sadness at the loss of our friend & brother. A loss to the world and to music certainly, but most keenly felt by those who loved him best. Deepest condolences to his family & to our Beat family worldwide.”
Ranking Roger Net Worth
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Tributes to Ranking Roger
Singer Sting, who did many live performances and recordings with Roger, wrote on Instagram: “The mid seventies was one of the most influential periods in the history of British pop music. The merging of Caribbean rhythms and the tropes of the immigrant West Indian experience alongside young white bands struggling to find an identity in Thatcher’s disunited kingdom produced what would become the second wave of British dominance in popular music across the world. My friend Roger, as a founding member of the English Beat was at the centre of this febrile and explosive clash of cultures, uniquely placed to document the excitement of those times, the heady joy of success, the political turmoil, the inherent racism at all levels of our society as well as the brotherly bond of musicians struggling to make themselves heard within it. Thank you, Roger. You will be missed.”