Dean West, a prominent British dagga activist, better known by his rapper name Black The Ripper, has died at the age of 32.
Tributes are pouring in for the fallen #daggafarian musician.
Grime star Ghetts posted: “Light one up for Black the ripper. Very sad news man.”
Proud dagga activist
West’s Instagram page features photos of himself with cannabis in public places, including in front of the Metropolitan Police headquarters, and he would also share news articles about the medicinal benefits of the drug.
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Read more about West on Sky News.
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I can’t believe I’m writing this💔💔💔 it still doesn’t feel real… Rest In Power my brother @blacktheripper 👑 . You’re an inspiration and an icon to many, you changed the game here forever, you fought for freedom and the people worldwide loved you for that. You was my best friend, my brother and my right hand. I’m so proud of you my g and I love you, the history we made together cannot be undone, it wasn’t just a brand, it was a worldwide movement. I won’t let you down, your legacy will live on through me, @DankOfEngland and the thousands around the world that adored you. 💚 Rest easy my bro, you will be with me forever. I love you… ❤️ @screechtree #RestInPeaceBlackTheRipper #DankOfEngland 🇬🇧