UPDATE: Merciless checked into motel alone, complained of feeling unwell
The motel on Beechwood Avenue where dancehall veteran Merciless was found dead. (Photo: Llewelyn Wynter)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Dancehall deejay Merciless, born Leonard Bartley, was found dead on Tuesday afternoon, police have confirmed.

The entertainer's body was found at a motel off Beechwood Avenue in Kingston.

A representative of the hotel confirmed that the entertainer was found dead in a room by staff members. The representative said Bartley had checked into the hotel alone.

OBSERVER ONLINE understands that before his passing, the dancehall veteran had complained of not feeling well.

Merciless, who celebrated his 51 birthday on July 1, was known for songs including, Lend Out Mi Mercy, Mr Whodini, Mama Cookin’, and Nah Nuh Sense Bruce.

– David Dunkley

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