KINGSTON, Jamaica— Businessman and actor Winston Stona died on Tuesday. He was 82.
Stona was known for his roles in The Harder They Come and Cool Runnings, and was affectionately called the ‘King of Condiments’ due to his role as the co-founder of the Busha Browne Company which produces sauces, jellies and condiments.
A close friend of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, Stona co-chaired the event on numerous occasions and was himself the recipient of the Table Talk Food Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
Food Awards Chair, Novia McDonald-Whyte, who said she spoke to Stona last week, hailed him as a national treasure, a man who lent his full support to each initiative be it food, fashion or Page 2.
“We spoke of the new date of the Awards and, although one could sense he was very weak, he chuckled and promised to try his best to be there. His larger than life persona will very much be present,” McDonald-Whyte said.