Veteran Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Andy has died at the age of 76.
He’s said to be battling cancer for some years now but has finally lost the battle against the disease.
Jamaican Star reported that he passed away 8:30 yesterday morning, while at home in Stony Hill, St Andrew.
“I have spoken to the family and they say he died peacefully. He was not in any pain,” Cowan shared. “His daughter, Bianca, was by his bedside, and so too was her mother.”
May his soul rest in peace.
Jamaican musician Buju Banton has taken to his Instagram handle to mourn the legend.
Sharing photos of him together with Andy, Buju wrote:
“I’m gonna miss you friend thanks for the life lessons #BobAndy”
In the early 1970s, Bob Andy, whose career spanned several decades, recorded with Marcia Griffiths as the duo Bob and Marcia, initially for Studio One, but later under producer Harry J’s tutelage. They had a major UK hit with the song, Young, Gifted and Black, and went on tour in England together.
In October 2006, the Jamaican Government conferred on him the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for his contributions to the development of Jamaican music.
Bob Andy was 76 years old