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King Stitt is dead

Jamaica Observer

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

LEGENDARY Jamaican vocalist King Stitt is dead. King Stitt, whose real name is Winston Sparkes,  passed away at his home in Nannyville, Kingston minutes after 1 this afternoon. He had been ailing for some time.

King Stitt can be described as one of the pioneers of the deejay idiom as his voice was a regular feature in the late 1960s over Sir Coxsone Dodd's Downbeat Sound System during the infancy of the now famous Reggae music.