Mikey Dread passed away this evening


edit-mikey-dread_dead.jpgAccording to the West Indian Times, Michael 'Mikey Dread' Campbell who was always 'The Dread At The Control' has passed away. Mikey passed away at approximately 6:50pm Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, March 15th, 2008. He was surrounded by his family in the home of his sister in Connecticut at the time of his passing. We had reported in October 2007 that Mikey had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and that he was fighting with all his might to recover from his illness. Mikey constantly remained upbeat and hopeful for a full recovery so that he could continue doing what he loved; spreading Jah music to the world. Mikey's family including his children; 2 sons from Jamaica, a daughter who lives in Houston, TX, a son who lives in Canada, a daughter who lives in Belize, and his 4 month old son Zylen Jahlight had been close by in the last few months as he fought to stay with them.

We will keep you updated as service arrangements are made.

We at YardFlex sends our deep condolence to the family and friends of Mikey Dread. His passing is a great loss to the music industry and the world itself. He will be sadly missed by all. Mikey, may your soul rest in eternal peace.


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  • Manny

    Mikey Dread wass one of my favorite Reggae artists. His music will go on and he will be missed greatly.


  • Vonnette

    Our friendship was very special for over 30 years. I will always remember your effervescent and always happy personality. Miss you terribly, more than words can say. Your spirit will always be with me. STILL IN CONTROL.

    Sleep tight - RIP

  • Larry Sommer

    "We're going to hold Jah Jah's hand..." Love always-Bro! -The Jumping Master in Seattle

  • crystal

    we missed an love you Mikey R.I.P

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