Dancehall veteran Spragga Benz paid a touching tribute to his late colleague and longtime friend Merciless at a funeral for the ‘Ole Gallis’ singer in May Pen, Clarendon on Saturday.
Spragga, in his tribute, delivered an ode to dearly departed friends, the lyrics of which included his desire to one day meet up with them again and “reason pon Glory Street”.
He had started his tribute by revealing to fellow mourners inside the St Gabriel's Anglican Church Hall that Merciless had supported him during one of the darkest periods of his life.
Merciless, born Leonard Bartley, was found unresponsive inside a guest house on Walker's Avenue off Beechwood Avenue in St Andrew on July 19. A post mortem was inconclusive.
He leaves behind to mourn, his mother Etle Bartley; brothers Leroy and Larry; sisters Jacqueline and Claire; his four sons Isiah, Leonard, Judah and Jacob; three grandchildren and other relatives.