Merciless found dead at motel

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Dancehall artiste Merciless is dead.

The entertainer's body was found at a motel on Beechwood Avenue in St Andrew on Tuesday.

Details sorrounding the casue of death are not known at this time.

Merciless, since making his debut in 1994 with Lend Out Mi Mercy has had a slew of hits including Gal Dem Gizzada and Mama Cooking. Throughout his highly successful dancehall career, the deejay whose birth name is Leonard Bartley won several clashes, including a combined force of Ninjaman, Bounty Killer, and Beenie Man in a lyrical face-off at Sting 2000 held at Jamworld Entertainment Complex in St Catherine. He then went off the radar for a number of years.

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