Rip Delroy "Speedy" Sterling

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Many Reggae artistes are still in shock over the death of radio DJ Delroy "Speedy" Sterling. Canada-based artistes Iley Dred and Tasha-T lauded Speedy for his dedication to reggae music and his respect for members of tye music fraternity.

Award winning artiste Steele, who is a close friend of Sterling, said he is finding it difficult to come to terms about his death.  He said "Speedy had a good heart and he loved the music. You would not even understand the number of young artistes who Speedy buss here in Canada. I owe a lot to Sterling because he has been playing me on radio for ages. Take an artiste like I-Octane ... is not now Speedy playing I-Octane songs... from him was 'low-Octane'. And there are countless others who Sterling played their music long before they became big name reggae acts. All because he had an ear for talent and wanted to see reggae music grow positively".

In an interview Iley Dred described Speedy as n "all-rounder. He hailed him as someone who was always eager and ready to play a role in furthering the cause of reggae music. 

The popular radio personality, emcee and founder of the Canadian Reggae Music Achievement Award, Delroy Sterling, passed away on Sunday at the Etobiocoke General Hospital in Canada. Reports are that Speedy, as he was affectionately called, collapsed at home on Friday and was immediately taken to the hospital, but never recovered from what was said to be complications cause by a brain tumor.

Meanwhile, there will be a memorial celebration in tribute to the life of Delroy 'Speedy' Sterling on Friday, March 23, at Jamaican Canadan center 995 Arrow Road, Toronto, Canada. The thanksgiving service is scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2012.

Condolences to the family and friends of Delroy "Speedy" Sterling from the YardFlex family.