March 4, 2022 | Vision Newspaper |
I extend my deepest condolences to the Morgan Heritage family following the passing of their beloved patriarch, Bishop Ras Denroy Morgan.
The veteran Reggae singer passed away this morning at the age of 76.
Ras Denroy, as he was popularly known, was a part of the Black Eagles, a New York City Reggae band in the 1970s before launching his solo Reggae career in the 1980s onwards. In 1981 he produced his life–changing single, “I‘II do anything for You“. The song peaked at No. 9 on Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip–Hop charts. He was the first Jamaican recording artist to be signed to a major record label in 1984.
Also of note is the mastery he displayed in relation to the aptitude of his children for music which birthed the Grammy–award winning roots and culture band, Morgan Heritage. He has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the world through his musical talent and genius.
Bishop Ras Denroy Morgan was a devout spiritualist who leaves behind 30 children, 104 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and spouse.
I, therefore, pay tribute to a veteran connoisseur of music.
May his soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine on him.
SOURCE Prime Minister of Jamaica