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Island Records founder Chris Blackwell paid tribute to her on hearing the news, describing her as "such a sweet person".
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On that day there will be an official commemorative certificate presentation at City Hall, with The Specials’ founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter in attendance.
The news arrived a matter of weeks before the scheduled publication of Roger's memoir by Omnibus Press.
Reacting to the news, the band said: "A real thanks to the fans who have stayed with us for all this time. We all share in this, thank you.”
The 2-Tone icons' new album is available through UMC/ Island on 1 February.