Ricky Trooper thanks colleagues, fans for support in 'difficult time'

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Following news of his daughter’s death, veteran music selector Ricky Trooper has sought to thank colleagues and fans alike for their well wishes during what he describes as a difficult time.

In an Instagram live session on Friday, Trooper who fought back tears as he recounted the closeness he shared with his daughter said “things rough but mi a wul’ it.”

Twenty-three-year-old Brianna Destiny McKoy was found unresponsive inside her condominium in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Thursday.

READ: Daughter of veteran music selector Ricky Trooper found dead in Connecticut

In a seven-minute IG live video, Ricky Trooper expressed gratitude to the public for the outpouring of love he has received since the tragic news emerged.

“A di first my phone ever so clog up. People a call from all over the world. It hot. Mi a go chu a trying time,” he said. “Mi use to hear dem thing yah happen to people and mi say ‘yow wonder why dem things deh happen’ and me wish say mi wouldn’t find myself inna da position deh but such is life and dem say nuh question di Almighty. It rough but mi a wul’ it.”

The entertainer went on to disclose that even as he sat down to record the live, he was preparing himself to play at an event as he has several bookings scheduled for the weekend. He went on further to state that although he is grieving he has to continue working as the music keeps him going.

“Right now as mi siddung yah so a dance mi a go. Di sound a play tonight. Di sound have other dates fi di weekend and we just affi do di work people because mi a tell unu di truth a di music really and truly a keep mi going,” he said as he held his head down and fought back tears. “A couple months ago mi bury mi father and mi not even get over dat and den dis go happen people.”

Giving insight into what possibly caused his daughter’s demise, Trooper revealed that during conversations with his late child, he learnt that she was having relationship issues with her spouse.

“Mi baby innocent star. Mi and mi daughter dem close so mi and her reason and she make mi know wah gwaan but mi never know say a man woulda go so far,” he said. “Because yah talk to a one and yuh say it done and a one a gwaan like say him own yuh.”

According to reports, police were called to McKoy’s complex at around 11:20 am where officers determined she was shot to death. Investigators further revealed that her death is being treated as a homicide, revealing that she knew the suspect.

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