July 19, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
Jamaican dancehall entertainer Merciless was found dead in a hotel room near Lyndhurst Road in St Andrew on Monday. Initial reports suggest that the DJ died from natural causes.
Merciless, whose given name is Leonard Bartley, was born on July 1, 1971 in Chapelton, Clarendon, Jamaica.
He is known by the nickname “Warhead” and engaged in several high-profile stage battles in the late 1990s and 2000s with fellow deejays Beenie Man, Ninjaman, and Bounty Killer.
His rivalry with Bounty Killer did not prevent the two from recording together, with “No One Cares” released in 2000.