Vaughn Benjamin, the lead singer of Midnight and Akae Beka, has died. He was 50 years old. Benjamin’s death was confirmed on November 5 through posts on the reggae legend’s Facebook page. Benjamin’s cause of death has not been made public.
Benjamin formed Midnite with his brother, Ron Benjamin Jr., keyboard and bass player, in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1989. The pair are the sons of Antiguan music legend Ron Benjamin. An article on their father called Vaughn Benjamin “one of the most prolific writer’s Reggae music has ever seen.”