Roger Charlery popularly known as Ranking Roger, the founding member of General Public and lead vocalist for The Beat aka The English Beat in North America died on Tuesday.
The news was confirmed on ‘The Beat’s’ Official Facebook page that said, “He fought & fought & fought, Roger was a fighter. Sadly Roger past away a few hours ago peacefully at his home surrounded by family.” And added “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! ❤️.”
RIP @RankingRoger who sadly past away peacefully at home with family by his side early today. Roger was a fighter. ❤️? pic.twitter.com/lIOh2XwFwx
— The Beat (@TheBeat) March 26, 2019
There aren’t many details about the death of 56-year-old singer but it was noted that Charlery was battling lung cancer and brain tumours which might have been the reasons for his death. He had already suffered a massive stroke in 2018 because of his brain tumour.
Roger Charlery and David are known for giving many hits in the 80s including ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’ and ‘Save It For Later’. Save It For Later has been featured in numerous Hollywood movies including ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ and the recent ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’.