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Sugar Minott Dead at 54 Years Old

July 12, 2010 7:11 PM | Reggae | Comments (0)

Sugar-Minot.jpg Reggae singer and producer Sugar Minott died at the age of 54 last Saturday at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Jamaica's capital, Kingston. His wife Maxine Stowe did not state the cause of his death. Lincoln Barrington Minott; Sugar Minott’s real name was born in Kingston in May 1956. He used to be a member of the African Brothers Reggae Trio.

His successful solo career started in 1970s, gaining a following in Jamaica's dancehalls with songs like "Vanity" and "Mr. DC" while recording for the famed Studio One, the Caribbean island's first black-owned music studio.

RIP SUGAR MINOTT Tribute - 25 May 1956 - 10 July 2010He had his biggest hit with a cover of the Jackson Five's "Good Thing Going" in 1981 which reached No. 4 in the United Kingdom's singles chart in March of that year.

With his own Black Roots record label and Youthman Promotion Company, he nurtured different talents. Reggae and dancehall artists such as Junior Reid and Tenor Saw began their careers under his tutelage.

"Sugar Minott was a man who gave a lot of strength to the music although he got no love from the business," Reid said.

An album entitled "New Day," is scheduled to be released for him. Funeral arrangements had not yet been made according to his wife.


RIP SUGAR MINOTT Tribute - 25 May 1956 - 10 July 2010


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