Minister Grange regrets passing of Copper Cat

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Kingston, January 25, 2010 - The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honourable Olivia Grange, MP has expressed deep regret at the death of 22-year-old upcoming Reggae artiste, Copper Cat.

Reacting to news of the passing of Copper Cat, whose real name was Demar Graham, Minister Grange said:

“I was shaken when I heard the news. Demar was from all accounts a decent young man who showed such promise as an entertainer. I share the deep sadness of his family – especially Richie Stephens who had taken Demar under his care – his friends and the wider entertainment fraternity.

“As we mourn his passing I call on all Jamaicans to resolve to do what we can to stop the violence that is robbing us of our young people.”