Those who left us in 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013    

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THE entertainment/lifestyle arena lost some noted figures in 2013. We pay tribute to those who died.

Harry 'Harry J' Johnson: The music producer whose catalogue included classic songs like The Liquidator by the Harry J All Stars and The Heptones' Book of Rules, died in April. Bob Marley and The Wailers recorded some of their Island Records albums at his Kingston studio.

Tony Verity: The original 'good morning man' at Radio Jamaica, the England-born broadcaster died in July in central Florida where he had resided for 30 years.

Ralph Holness: Father of roots theatre, Holness was known for popular slapstick productions such as Unda Mi Nose. He died in July.

Junior Murvin: Had an international hit with Police and Thieves in 1976. The pride of Port Antonio passed away there in December at age 64.

Tony Brevett: Founder of harmony group, the Melodians, Brevett sang lead on several of the trio's hits including Little Nut Tree. He died in October.

Lloyd Robinson: The singer best known for the dancehall classic, Cuss Cuss, Robinson died in November in New York City.

Prince Jazzbo: One of the toasters who emerged during the early 1970s, Jazzbo established a strong fan base in the United Kingdom with underground hits like Crab Walking and Mr Harry Skank. He died in September.

Vivian 'Kyso' Hendricks: Toured the world as cook to reggae acts including Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy Marley and Black Uhuru. He died in May.

Kenneth Hoo Kim: One of four brothers involved with the legendary Channel One studio at Maxfield Avenue, died in October.

Patrick 'Roach' Samuels: The music producer best known for the Overproof and Siren 'riddims' that spawned hits by Mavado and Sean Paul, was killed in St Andrew in October.

Barbara Kaufmann: Served as wardrobe designer for the National Dance Theatre Company for 51 years. She died in September.

Ronan Critchlow: A dancer with the National Dance Theatre Company, Critchlow passed away in May.

Garnet 'Apache Chief' Allen: Brought laughter to many with his comedic skills. He died in July.





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