Rumors were dispelled this week by family members of Alton Ellis, who is very much alive, yet very weak in his battle with lymphatic cancer.
The legendary rock steady/reggae singer has been hospitalized for several weeks now in the UK and his son Clive told The Star that the family is not very optimistic at this point for Alton’s chances of surviving this cancer fight.
Saying his dad is having serious trouble breathing, and remains motionless and mum, his son said the family is regretfully unable to hope for the best, but is anticipating the worse at this time. Clive said Alton is very weak but he is still here.
The father of 15 children, Alton Ellis began hiss illustrious career in music in the 1950s. He recorded many hits such as, “Cry Tough,” “Same Song” and “Girl I’ve Got A Date.”