Looking back on 2010

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Starting today, Yardflex will be looking back at some of the highlights of 2010. Today we look at the popularity personalities who have made left us - both in Jamaica and on the international scene.

Sugar Minott
On Sunday, July 11 Jamaicans woke up to the shocking news that Reggae stalwart Sugar Minot had made the transition from life to death. The 'Herbman Hustling' singer will surely be missed.

Gregory Isaacs
October 25 will never be forgotten as it is the day that the cool ruler Gregory Isaacs made his exit from this world. What can we say this one is a really hard blow to take in Reggaeland.

Rex Nettleford
Cultural icon Professor Rex Nettleford died on February 1 leaving behind a rich legacyin the cultural arena that will always be remembered.

Sonia Pottinger
Female producer Sonia Pottinger Passed away in the first week of November. She has produced some of the hottest rocksteady songs and leaves behind an imnpressive catalogue of musical works.

Oneil Edwards
No amount of good wishes and prayers could have prevented the inevitable, Voicemail's Oneil Edward succumbed to his injuries in May of this year leaving behind a void in the dancehall.

On the international scene R&B crooner Teddy Pendergrass died on January 13 leaving behind millions of fans who grooved to his soulful love songs.
Listed below are others who 'dropped out' for the year on the international circuit.

Lena Horne - May 9

Marvin Isley, June 6

Gary Coleman - May 28

Gurru - April 19

Malinda Sap, September 9

Robert Wilson - August 15

Huddy Coombs - Oct 13

Apache - January 22

Solomon Burke - Oct 10