Family distraught over Lloyd Brevett’s deathThursday, May 03, 2012
LLOYD Brevett — the bass player with the iconic ska band, The Skatalites — is dead.
Brevett, who had been ailing for some time, died at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in St Andrew early this morning.
The 80-year-old suffered a series of seizures and strokes following the February 26 murder of his son, Okeene, in the Seaview Gardens community of St Andrew.
The younger Brevett had just returned home after collecting a lifetime achievement award on behalf of his father at the annual awards show organised by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association during Reggae Month.
Speaking to the Jamaica Observer, close family friend Maxine Stowe said the family was distraught at Brevett’s passing and that his widow, Ruth, was doing “very poorly”.