It’s reported that the former agriculture minister was at an airport heading for Jamaica when he fell ill and was taken to hospital.
It’s believed that he suffered a massive heart attack.
Roger Clarke grew up in Glen Islay, Westmoreland, and attended the Mannings School.
He later went on to pursue extensive management training at the now defunct Jamaica Industrial Development Corporation and Harbridge House in the United States in the 1960’s.
Roger Clarke had led a successful political career, having won eight elections comprising two Local Government and six General Elections.