On Thursday, June 9, Dancehall legend Sonni Balli was reported dead.

The news took many fans by surprise, especially since he celebrated his birthday a few days before.

Sonni Balli, who died at the age of 40 reportedly passed away after a cardiac arrest.

This news did not only hit the fans, it also pained stars who knew and worked with Sonni Balli.

Dancehall musician, Samini, in a post on Twitter, noted that he has no words to describe the news. The two had been very close and had worked together in the past.

On Instagram, the ‘My Own’ hitmaker shared an old picture of himself and the late Sonni Balli.

For Reggie Rockstone, the music industry has really lost a “real one”.

Captain Planet shared a picture of the late musician with the caption “Sonni Balli…Rest Well champ.”

Singer Eazzy was shocked by the news. In her post, she prayed for the soul of the late musician.

Celebrities, fans mourn Sonni Balli

Comedian DKB on Facebook shared a video of himself crying while listening to music by Sonni Balli.

One fan also shared a video of Stonebwoy and Sonni Balli making music.