Rumor Control: Mighty Sparrow Is NOT Dead

The Caribbean community was sent into mourning today after news surfaced claiming that legendary calypsonian the Mighty Sparrow, aka Slinger Francisco, is dead.

However, multiple sources confirmed with Urban Islandz that Sparrow is still alive and is receiving treatment at a New York hospital for an undisclosed illness.

“Mighty Sparrow is still alive and people should stop spreading false news,” one source told us. “His condition has not changed and he remains in the hospital.”

On Monday, the singer’s family confirmed via a short statement that he is in fact hospitalized in a New York hospital, but did not disclosed his illness.

Additional reports also alleges that the Mighty Sparrow is in a coma.

Wayne ‘Kassman’ McDonald, the General secretary of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation, told the Trinidad Express that Sparrow was honored with a lifetime achievement award last Thursday by the Trinidad and Tobago Consulate in New York.

The calypso icon sent his son to accept the award on his behalf.


  1. good 2 hear dat ..wish him quick recovery

  2. @ Byron I’m so glad to hear this…..

  3. plz ppl stop with yur false news….instead u should prays for him…..long live the King of Calypso.

  4. external discomfort leads to suicide, depression, hate, jealous, desire of satan flesh. all positive is internal, center of knowledge is within, love is within, peace is within, wisdom is within, almighty God wealth of the external world can not make human happiness. all these human with millions of paper money and still depress, sucidal because those human seek external peace, love, happiness,external seekers, have darkness within, ignorance within, confusion around external discomfort ,human can not feel God.human must seek almighty God support, ask God for mercy , for mercy. only almighty Lord can change thing.

  5. let ask almighty God his soul will find freedom, so the soul will embark to heaven after death.God the creator of human being send us to this planet for a purpose, God will call back the conscious soul back from this planet. human did not come here by our self, some one send us here.nake human came , nake human will leave this planet.

  6. According to this website Mighty Sparrow is very much alive, ill but not dead as some people have reported

  7. urbanislandz is the only credible entertainment news source in the Caribbean keep it up.