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Legendary ska singer Prince Buster is dead

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 9:25 PM
Cecil 'Prince Buster' Campbell.

Legendary Jamaican ska singer, songwriter, record producer and sound system operator Prince Buster is dead.

The singer died of health complications at approximately 7:20 a.m. today in Miami, Florida.

He was 78 years old.

Born Cecil Eustace Campbell on May 24, 1938, Buster died leaving his widow, Mola Ali, sister and children.

Ali told The Gleaner that since Buster's passing this morning several persons form the entertainment fraternity have called in to offer their condolences and she is grateful for the outpouring of support for her late husband.

Prince Buster operated the Voice of the People sound system, produced the Folkes Brothers hit Oh Carolina (1960) and had a famous lyrical battle with singer Derrick Morgan.