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Benjamin Zephaniah, the British poet of Caribbean descent, also known for starring in the series “Peaky Blinders,” has died at the age of 65.

Benjamin Zephaniah, the British poet of Caribbean descent, also known for starring in the series “Peaky Blinders,” has died at the age of 65.

Benjamin Zephaniah in 2022. (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

He died Benjamin Zephaniah, 65, is a British poet of Caribbean descent who is also known for starring in the series Slim masksHe played the character Jeremiah “Jimmy” Jesus in all six seasons. Zephaniah was a respected poet, and had published various collections since the 1980s. He also wrote many novels and children’s books, in addition to some plays. Eight weeks ago he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Born in Birmingham in 1958 to a Barbadian father and Jamaican mother, from the beginning of his career he combined reggae and Caribbean music into his artistic production, devoting himself to Described by poetry, a musical genre in which poems are recited on overdubbed rules, also defined the electronic development of reggae music. Zephaniah was an anti-racism and animal rights activist. He also worked a lot on radio and television.

Although he was a well-known author in British culture, in the last decade he achieved greater popularity by playing one of the main characters in a television series. Slim masksStreet preacher Jeremiah “Jimmy” Jesus.

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