Roots singer Edi Fitzroy is dead
CLARENDON, Jamaica — Roots singer Edi Fitzroy, best known for songs like The Gun and Princess Black, died Saturday at the May Pen Hospital in his native Clarendon.
His nephew Linval Edwards told the OBSERVER ONLINE that Fitzroy had recently taken ill but did not give a cause of death.
He was 61-years-old.
Born Fitzroy Edwards, Fitzroy broke through in 1978 with the song Miss Molly Colly. At the time, he was an accountant at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation.
The song was produced by Michael Campbell, who hosted the Dread At The Controls show on JBC Radio.
Fitzroy had a number of hit songs in the 1980s with The Gun, Princess Black and Check For You Once.