Former Skatalite Lloyd Brevett dies

Friday, May 04, 2012

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FORMER Skatalites double bass player Lloyd Brevett died yesterday morning at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in St Andrew.


Brevett, who had been ailing for some time, passed away just over two months after the brutal murder of his son, Okeene, in Seaview Gardens on February 26.


The 80-year-old had suffered a series of seizures and strokes following Okeene's murder, which was committed hours after he (Okeene) had accepted a lifetime achievement award on behalf of his father at the annual Jamaica Reggae Industry Association awards.


Yesterday, close family friend Maxine Stowe said the family was distraught at the elder Brevett's passing and that his widow, Ruth, was doing "very poorly".


Here, Lloyd and Ruth Brevett read
the February 27 Observer report of their
son's murder.




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