Rankin died on the scene after his vehicle and a transport truck was involved in a collision this morning on Highway 89 in Meancthon Township just outside of Toronto.
Dufferin Cty OPP currently investigating a Fatal Collision.
Hwy 89 between 4th and 5th line of Melancthon will be closed for several hours.
Updates to follow.
— OPP Central Region (@OPP_CR) September 30, 2019
Louie Rankin was born Leonard Forbes in St. Thomas, Jamaican and grew up in various communities in Kingston such as Rockfort, Warika Hill and East Kingston. His most successful song was the single “Typewriter,” released in 1992.
Rankin was best know for his acting roles as Ox in Belly and Teddy Brukshut in Shottas.
He was currently residing in Toronto, Ontario at the time of his death. The provincial police are still investigating the fatal accident.