Renowned Jamaican Professor Alston Barrington Chevannes died moments ago.
Chevannes, a sociologist and cultural icon, died at the University Hospital of The West Indies earlier this afternoon.
Professor Chevannes had been hospitalized since September 4 after he complained that he was in pain.
Professor Chevannes, a sociologist, had lectured at the University of the West Indies for many years, and was a leading activist for peace in Jamaica.
He was also chairman of the Violence Prevention Alliance and a founding member of Fathers Inc, a group which encourages fathers to play their rightful role.
The exact cause of death was not release.