The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has issued the following statement:

“Edi Fitzroy’s passing represents a significant loss. In an entertainment industry where there is a lot of sameness, he was and will continue to be a stand out. Edi had a most distinctive singing style.

Whether he was singing about the strength and beauty of his Princess Black or warning young people against a life of crime and the reality of Prison Life, there was no mistaking Edi Fitzroy and his unique style.

He was a Jamaican original and he will be missed. I offer condolences to his family, friends and his fans everywhere.”

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