The funeral service of cult celebrity actor Louie Rankin – famous for his role as 'Teddy Bruk Shut' in the cult movie fave ''Shottas' – will be held at the Praise Cathedral Worship Centre on October 26, 2019.
“The service will begin with an open casket session between 9am to 10am and the service will be held between 10am to 11:30 am,” a source told Jamaica Times.
The church is located at 6785 Millcreek Drive; Mississauga, Ontario.
There will be a reception after the service at Claireport Banquet Hall.
After the actor’s death, the family had set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to assist in the education and maintenance of his kids. The actor is survived by his one-year-old twin daughters; a three-year-old daughter and two step-children, ages eight and 11.
As of October 10th, the account raised US$11,775 of its US$30,000 goal.
Louie Rankin, given name Leonard Ford, died on September 30 in a motor-vehicle crash on Highway 89 in Ontario, Canada. The 66-year-old St Thomas native lived in Toronto for several years.
He became a popular figure in dancehall music after the release of his song Typewriter in 1992. In his lyrics, Rankin often refers to himself as the “Original Don Dada,” a term used by many of his dancehall competitors, such as Super Cat.
Rankin also performed in noticeable acting roles as a Jamaican “gangsta”, in the cult classic and a scene-stealing turn as Ox in the Hype Williams' 1998 low-budget film, Belly, alongside hip hop heavyweights DMX and NAS.