Reggae music has lost another legend. Singer Edi Fitzroy has died at the age of 62.
Details surrounding his untimely death are still sketchy, but we’re told that he passed away on Saturday while getting treatment for an illness at the May Pen Hospital. He was recently hospitalized three times before his passing, sources told us.
Edi Fitzroy was born in Chapelton, in Clarendon and was an accountant before launching a solo music career. His unique style help catapult him into the hearts of reggae music lovers in the 1970s and 80s both locally and worldwide. He is known for hits such as “Princess Black” and “Youthman Penitentiary.”
Edi Fitzroy’s last live performance was in Kingston in January where he performed at Errol Dunkley’s Birthday Bash at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, on Hope Road. “That still stands out in my memory, as he totally ‘mashed up’ the place and he almost never got to perform,” concert promoter Horseman said.
R.I.P. Edi Fitzroy.