KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says that with the passing of Jimmy Tucker, Jamaica has lost another great talent, who from a tender age made his mark as a singer.
Tucker died at his home in Fayetteville, Georgia, United States, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. He was 80 years old.
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“We remember Jimmy as a child soprano, who came from a singing family in Trench Town in Kingston and who developed into one of Jamaica’s most heralded exponents of patriotic songs. He was famous for his renditions of songs such as ‘Jamaica Land of Beauty’, and ‘Jamaica Arise’ and came to be regarded as the ‘voice’ of the Jamaica National Anthem,” Grange said.
“Jimmy was considered a patriot and we will not easily forget his rich contribution to our music for which he was fittingly rewarded with a Silver Musgrave Medal.”
Grange extended her condolences to Tucker’s wife and family stating that he will be deeply missed.
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