Alabama 3 Founder And Singer Jake Black Died

Jake Black, the founder and singer of the English electronic band “Alabama 3” died on 21 May 2019. He was known with his alias “The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love“. The band was founded in London by Jake Black and Rob Spragg in 1995. Their most famous track was  “Woke Up This Morning”  which was used by the  American crime drama television series “The Sopranos” in opening credits.

Alabama 3 announced the sad news on their official Facebook page. The band said Jake Black died on Tuesday. There is no information yet about the cause of death. Last weekend, the band performed in Lancaster, England. You can read the full-announcement of the band below.

Early this afternoon, on a beautiful summer’s day, our friend, comrade and spiritual teacher, Jake Black AKA The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love, passed over to the higher ground. After a magnificent performance at the Highpoint Festival in Lancashire, D.Wayne in his supreme wisdom, decided it was the appropriate moment for his ascencion into the next level.

The transition was painless and peaceful. He was surrounded by brothers Larry Love, L.B. Dope, The Spirit, Jonny Jamm and Sister Therese Mullan.

We are heartbroken.

All that remains for us, at this moment, is to carry out his precise instructions regarding the continuation of his teachings as a First Minister of The Presleyterian Church of Elvis The Divine, and continue The Great Work.

His last words, which we have yet to decipher, were “Tweet Tweet, Possil Fleet”.

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