Ricardo Drue Has Died

The Soca Music World was plunged into mourning today with the untimely death of Antiguan Soca sensation, Ricardo Drue. Sokah2Soca extends condolences to his immediate family, Patrice Roberts, and their daughter, along with Soca music fans around the world. 

Drue, a family man at heart, was loved by his family and his children. This paragraph is an addition to the post noted in an anonymous comment posted below. Drue was a father of five, and they will surely miss their beloved father: "This man was the proud father of five—four sons and a daughter. Like much of the media, there's no mention of this in your blog post. His children shouldn't be forgotten; I don't think he'd want that."

Sigh. As we mourn the loss of a very talented and wonderful person and gifted Soca artist, people who loved and admired his work will grieve greatly for his departure.  Ricardo Drue will be dearly missed.

The following article was taken from Times Caribbean:

In a shocking turn of events, the vibrant Soca star Ricardo Drue has tragically passed away. According to reports from Antigua/Barbuda's national broadcaster, ABS TV/Radio, Drue was pronounced dead at Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre around noon today (Tuesday). The news follows his sudden hospitalization after being found unresponsive.

Ricardo Drue, a dominant force in the Soca Monarch and Road March scenes of Antigua/Barbuda, had garnered immense popularity across the region. Known for his infectious tunes and energetic performances, he held a special place in the hearts of Soca enthusiasts.

The late artist engaged to Trinidad and Tobago soca sensation Patrice Roberts was not only a solo act but also the lead singer of the renowned A-Team Band. Drue's contributions to the Soca genre were significant, and his music resonated with fans far beyond the shores of Antigua/Barbuda.

Among his well-known hits, "Vagabond" and "Professional" stand out as anthems that solidified his status as a soca powerhouse. His dynamic stage presence and unique sound left an indelible mark on the Caribbean music landscape.

The sudden and untimely death of Ricardo Drue leaves fans, fellow artists, and the entire Antiguan/Barbudan community in mourning. As condolences pour in, the music industry has lost a talented performer, and the void left by his absence will be felt deeply by those who admired and loved his work.

The cause of his death is yet to be officially disclosed, and fans worldwide await further details. The social media sphere is flooded with expressions of grief and tributes to a man who made an extraordinary impact on the Soca scene.

© Times Caribbean

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Anonymous said…
This man was the proud father of 5-- 4 sons and a daughter. Like much of the media, there's no mention of this in your blog post. His children shouldn't be forgotten, I don't think he'd want that.