Singer Lil’ Joe son of Patsy Rickets dead at 25

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Up and coming cultural artiste, Lil' Joe died at the University Hospital of The West Indies in St Andrew yesterday.
Reports are that Lil' Joe performed in Wickie Wackie, St Thomas on Sunday night and was rushed to hospital yesterday where he died from what is said to have been a ruptured blood vessel.
The 25-year-old artiste was born Alty Nunes and is the son of former National Dance Theatre Company principal dancer and renowned tutor, Patsy Ricketts.
One of the producers with whom he worked, Gussie Clarke, described the artiste's passing as a great loss. "He was one of the most talented youths I have come across in a long time, he was multi-talented. He had such a great work ethic, and was set to become one of the stars of the future. So it is a great loss for the music and for us who around him," Clarke said.
Lil' Joe's on-line biography notes that he began his musical training at an early age with celebrated tutors, Curtis Watson, Marjorie Whylie and Karl 'Simba' Messado. It further adds that as a youngster he formed a group called Jah Children and toured Europe in the mid-90s. This group had to be shelved as the members concentrated on academic pursuits.

  • Nyah

    Yow mi like how of majority a the so called entertainment sites, I could only find a story of this youth on yardflex, the other sites only write up about devil worshipping bleached out face people and write stories that are just way beyond disgusting, keep posting the good stories and do mi a beg unuh, don't change!!!! rest in peace youth, positive youth that

  • fyahRas

    U done seh dem poison di youth or obeah, Badmind is very active in jamaica, if dem don't get you by di gun, den dem poison you or obeah you. Dem too fucken wicked dung deh, FYAH PON DI WICKED JUDGEMENT FLAMES MORE FYAH . R.I.P. Lil Joe R.I.P.

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