Those who left us in 2019…

Dorraine Samuels’ death came as a shock to many.

In the midst of life, there is death. Indeed, quite a few persons passed away during this calendar year, and their presence in their fields of expertise will certainly be missed. From politicians to actors, entrepreneurs to media personalities, those who transitioned have left an indelible mark on our lives.   

Aston Cooke certainly made his mark in theatre.

1. Aston Cooke, playwright and cultural educator. (February 22, 2019) 

2. Dorraine Samuels, veteran broadcaster and former beauty queen. (March 26, 2019)

3. Pat Rousseau, Attorney-at-law and former West Indies Cricket Board President. (April 16, 2019)

4. Most Hon Edward Seaga, music producer, researcher and Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister. (May 28. 2019)

Edward Seaga died on his 89th birthday.

5. Martin Henry, political commentator. (May 28, 2019)

6. Ken Chaplin, journalist and former Press Secretary. (July 31, 2019)

7. Tony Young, veteran Broadcaster. (August 3, 2019)

8. Noel Dexter, renowned musicologist and composer. (August 19, 2019)

9. Dr. Kenneth Baugh, medical doctor and Former Minister of Health. (September 1, 2019)

Dr Kenneth Baugh was lauded for his work as a politician.

10. Franklyn ‘Chappy’ St Juste, filmmaker. (November 5, 2019)

11. Douglas Vaz, politician and former parliamentarian. (November 9, 2019)

12. Paul Beale, veteran playwright, director and actor. (November 22, 2019)

DJ Venom met a tragic end during a collision in November.

13. Beverley Lopez, former Private Sector Organization of Jamaica President. (November 24, 2019)

14. DJ Venom, disc jockey and media personality. (November 25, 2019)

15. Louie Rankin, Jamaican artiste and actor. (September 30, 2019)