Roger announced his diagnosis back in January, revealing that cancer had been discovered in his brain and in his lungs after he suffered a stroke last summer.
He began his career drumming for the Nam Nam Boys before joining The Beat (known as The English Beat in North America) for their three albums, 1980's classic I Just Can't Stop It, 1981's Wha'ppen? and 1982's Special Beat Service. After the band's breakup in 1983, Roger and Dave Wakeling went on to form General Public with members of Dexys Midnight Runners and The Specials.
Roger recently finished writing his autobiography, I Just Can't Stop It, which is slated to be released later this year.
Tributes from artists like Billy Bragg, UB40 and The Selecter have begun pouring in on Twitter. See those below.