Reggae artist Capleton is mourning the loss of his mother after she passes away at 73 years old.
The longtime star performer and recording artiste hails from St. Mary in Jamaica, which is where he reportedly was at the time when he received the sad news about his mother. According to The STAR, Capleton’s mother, Mabel Downer-Forbes, who was a strong Christian, had been living with diabetes but stayed medicated with prescription drugs instead of insulin. On Thursday, after her normal morning routine, she reportedly collapsed in her home.
Capleton’s manager Claudette Kemp told The STAR that the artist and his mother, who also goes by the moniker Mama Live were very close and even shared the same birth month. “Everyday is Mother’s Day for Capleton,” Kemp said. “His mother’s birthday falls on April 25, shortly after his, so them being born in the same month was also special. What would happen every year is that her church brethren would come to the house and celebrate with her,” she added.
Kemp also shared what happened on the morning of Mama Live’s death, expressing that all seemed normal at first before the 73-year-old passed out. “She was up and about doing her usual routine. She had her tea, made porridge for breakfast, and even ate some jackfruit,” Kemp explained about Capleton’s departed mother. “She wasn’t an insulin-dependent diabetic, she had tablets. But she was a very independent lady who ran her own show.”
Capleton is reportedly in mourning but seems to be holding up, according to his manager. She sounded dispirited as she reported on his current state, according to the Star. “As expected, he is grieving,” Kemp told the publication. “I haven’t seen him since, but we have been talking on the phone. All I can say is that he is keeping up.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Capleton and his family during this difficult time. May Mama Live’s soul rest in perfect peace.