The Jamaican-born 56-year old was probably most famous for his role in Belly, in which he played Jamaican kingpin Ox.
Nas, who co-starred with Rankin in Belly, said goodbye on Instagram.
Nas and Rankin reunited in the video for DJ Khaled’s 2016 track “Nas Album Done.”
Rankin’s car hit a large truck on Canada’s Highway 89 and was ripped into shreds. The truck’s driver was uninjured. Police are still investigating what caused the collision.