Son of National Hero Marcus Garvey dies in Florida

Marcus Garvey Jr, the first son of Jamaican National Hero Marcus Garvey, has died at the age of 90 in the United States.

It is understood that Garvey Jr died in Wellington, Florida, on Tuesday. It is said that he had been battling Alzheimer’s disease for some time.

During his life, he served as President General for the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), an institution founded by his father. He also did work in electrical engineering, physics and mathematics.

He is survived by his wife, Jean, younger brother Dr Julius Garvey, children and grandchildren.