- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2012

KINGSTON, JAMAICA (AP) - Innovative reggae producer Winston Riley has died from complications of a gunshot wound in Jamaica.

His son Kurt Riley says the 65-year-old producer died Thursday at University Hospital of the West Indies, where he had been a patient since he was shot in the head at his house in November.

Riley also had been shot in August and stabbed in September. His record store in Kingston’s downtown business district was burned down several years ago. Police have said they know of no motives.

Riley worked with musicians including Gregory Isaacs, Johnny Osbourne, Sister Nancy and Buju Banton. He is credited with creating the stalag rhythm, which later influenced hip-hop and dancehall.



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