'Ginger' Knight's curtain call
Rev Fr Sean Major-Campbell incenses the body of Keith "Ginger" Knight during the final commendation and farewell at Christ Church on Thursday. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

The thearte fraternity, as well as many family, friends and well-wishers said farewell to Keith "Ginger" Knight on Thursday at a thanksgiving mass held at Christ Church (Anglican), Vineyard Town.

He died February 23, 2023 at 71 years old.

Knight, for several years, was a mover and shaker in Jamaican theatre. He wrote and produced nearly 20 plays. One of them, Room For Rent, was made into a movie in 2007. He also wrote the book Jamaica, Land of Wood, Water And Olympic Writers, released in 2015, and is the holder of three Actor Boy awards.

Actress Deon Silvera, in her tribute, recalled many experiences working with him and the friendships that developed because of the 'measure of the man'.

We share scenes from the service.

Actress Roie Murray recollects on the life of Keith "Ginger" Knight as she reviews the funeral programme. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Family members of the late Keith "Ginger" Knight participate in the mass of thanksgiving. From left: son Kadeem, wife Hyacinth, and son Kristopher. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Rev Fr Jim Parkes comforts the widow of Keith "Ginger" Knight following the mass of thanksgiving. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Pall-bearers (from left) Raymond Goffe, Kareem Knight, Basil Dawkins, Howard Brown and Kristopher Knight takes the casket bearing the remains of Keith "Ginger" Knight from Christ Church in Vineyard Town after the mass of thanksgiving on Thursday. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Members of the theatre community (from left) Pablo Hoilett, Bertina Macaulay, Deon Silvera, Tulip Reid, and Basil Dawkins, playwright and theatre producer, in attendance at the funeral of their colleague Keith "Ginger" Knight. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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