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Slain VP Exec Joel Chin Laid To Rest

A throng of entertainment industry personalities poured out for the funeral service of VP Records executive Joel Chin yesterday (Aug 29).

Chin, a prominent member of the reggae music industry and the grandson of VP founder Vincent Chin, was gunned down at his home in St. Andrew earlier this month.

The funeral service, which was held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Church in downtown Kingston, saw many familiar faces including former prime minister Edward Seaga, entertainers Sean Paul, Nadine Sutherland, Gyptian, Mr Lexx, Tanto Mentro, Devonte, Stephen and Chino McGregor, Alaine, Courtney John, Freddie McGregor and Carlene Davis.

Chin’s longtime friend, Timothy Eng, delivered an heartfelt eulogy, asking family, friends and well wishers to honour his memory by “being hungry for knowledge, striving for perfection and by developing a love for family, just like Joel would have wanted”.

Joel Chin is survived by a host of family and friends including his six-week-old daughter Maya Juliana.