Celebrated Jamaican reggae artiste Denroy Morgan is dead.
Denroy, the father of the award-winning Roots and Culture band Morgan Heritage, breathed his last aged 76, on the evening of Friday, March 4, at his home in Atlanta in the United States.
Morgan Heritage, in a statement seen by GOTTA.news, mourned their father as their source of love and joy, thanking him for his overwhelming support in their careers.
“It is out of sincere love that we share that our beloved father and patriarch, The Honorable Bishop Ras Denroy Morgan has ascended. Daddy has been our light, our source of love and joy all our lives.
“Our family thanks you in advance for your overwhelming love and support and we ask for your continued prayers as we go through this process. We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time of healing. Thank You!” read the statement.
At 19 years, Denroy relocated to the US from Jamaica in 1965 where he launched his music career. He was part of the New York City reggae band Black Eagles which hit in the 1970s.
According to Dancehall Mag, the senior Morgan fathered 30 children, 15 of whom he had with his lovely wife Hyacinth Morgan popularly known as Emo.
At the time of his death, he had 104 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
In the footsteps of the patriach, some of Denroy’s children as also big names in the music scene.
They include the early mentioned Grammy-award winners Morgan Heritage band which consists of Peeter Morgan, Gramps Morgan, Una Morgan, Lukes Morgan and Mr Mojo Morgan.
Others are Noshayah Morgan, Miriam Morgan and Laza Morgan who formed the Dancehall group LMS.
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