EVERETT Morton was famously known as a Kittitian-born British drummer and percussionist from Birmingham, England.

Morton had been the drummer for the English band The Beat from 1978 up until his death on October 8, 2021.

What was The English Beat drummer Everett Morton’s cause of death?

On October 9, 2021, the Birmingham, England band announced Morton's death on Twitter.

In a tweet, the band wrote: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Everett Morton, a beautiful and talented man.

“His family are naturally grieving. Please respect their privacy. RIP Gaffah!”

Despite being confirmed, a cause has yet to be released.

Morton was 71 years old at the time of his passing.

What have people said about Everett's passing?

Following the news of his passing, many people took to the internet to express their condolences.

In an interview with the Coventry Observer, the Curator of Coventry Music Museum, Pete Chambers BEM, paid tribute to Morton, describing him as the “engine room of the Ska band".

He said: “He was a true gentleman, gently spoken, charming, always supportive and always there for people.

“His drumming was incredible gracing top ten charts hits such as ‘Tears of A Clown,’ ‘Mirror in The Bathroom’ and ‘Can’t Get used to losing You’ and top ten albums: ‘I Just Can’t Stop It’ and ‘Wha’ppen’."

He later added: “A more frantic style is evident on songs like ‘Ranking Full Stop,’ while his drumming on the likes of ‘Whine and Grine’ is superbly inventive, unlike many drummers Everett played the whole kit creating a tapestry of rhythm always evident on every Beat track.”

Other fan's took to Twitter to express their sadness.

One fan said: "Sad news. Everett's playing was at the heart of The Beat's sound, no-one could drop it like him. I loved his playing."

Another added: "Never knew him, never met him (but by all accounts an absolutely lovely chap), but I've always loved his work and considered him an integral part of my ska experience. Rest easy Everett, condolences to family and the band."

Morton’s death comes just two years after The Beat's vocalist Roger Charlery, known professionally as Ranking Roger, passed away following a cancer diagnosis.

What was Everett Morton's net worth?

Outside of The Beat, Morton was known for keeping his life as private as possible.

While an exact net worth is unclear, it has been reported that he had an estimated worth of $1 to $2 million at the time of his passing.

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