Soca Sensation Ricardo Drue Mourned Globally in Devastating Loss!

Soca Sensation Ricardo Drue Mourned Globally in Devastating Loss. Soca music luminary Ricardo Drue, a notable figure in the genre, has passed away at the age of 38. The singer’s demise was officially announced through a post on his verified Instagram page on Tuesday. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

The post expressed gratitude for the overwhelming display of love and condolences following the loss of Ricardo Drue, described as a brother and friend. It acknowledged the widespread love for Ricardo and the global reach of his influence. The suddenness of his passing was described as shattering, and the plea for privacy was made as the grieving process unfolds.

The confirmation of Drue’s passing comes in the wake of reports stating that he died on Tuesday at a hospital in Antigua and Barbuda, having been discovered unresponsive. Subsequently, Drue’s team, in a subsequent Instagram post, expressed disapproval of a photo and voice memo circulating online in connection to the singer’s demise.

“The dissemination of the photo and voice note has inflicted considerable trauma on his children, fiancée, family, friends, and team,” the post stated. “We earnestly request that this be promptly condemned and disregarded by all.”

On Tuesday, Patrice Roberts, the fiancée of Ricardo Drue and a soca singer herself, turned to Instagram to grieve the passing of her fiancé. She shared a previous video wherein she planted a kiss on Drue’s cheek.

Renowned as a singer, Drue gained recognition for his unique blend of soca, R&B, and reggae, as highlighted by the official website of (CE), the consultancy firm representing him. Beyond his solo career, marked by popular tracks like “Get Wild” and “Nah Leaving feat. Patrice Roberts,” Drue also held the role of lead vocalist for the group Crossovah.

Over the course of his career, Drue shared the stage with prominent artists like Mario, Sean Kingston, Ziggy Marley, and Jeffrey Osborne, as indicated by CE.

Fans pay tribute to the late singer Ricardo Drue through social media posts

Numerous fans of Drue have taken to social media to commemorate the singer’s musical influence.

“Soca world lost a good man today,” wrote X user @TriniGold_. “Ricardo Drue, I’m thankful I got to see you in your prime before you left us. Every song will hit so much harder now.”
“Very, very sad news about Ricardo Drue,” expressed @thesocahontas on X. “I was just dancing to ‘Professional Drinker’ last night. Thank you for the beautiful music. Rest easy.”

“Ricardo Drue was still very young and in his prime, with young kids,” shared X user @tsunamitaj. “It’s not making any sense at all. This is devastating.”
“RIP to the soca legend Ricardo Drue,” expressed @SweetSabs31 on X. “After seeing him on the road in Trinidad and watching him perform on Uber Soca all this year, I was really looking forward to his new music next year.”

“No, I’m still processing this Ricardo Drue news,” shared X user @verniejtweets. “This man has been such a presence in the soca scene for the last few years; his absence will absolutely be felt. RIP.”

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