UPDATE: Roger Clarke dies of suspected heart attack
The Agriculture Minister, Roger Clarke, is dead.
Clarke died in the United States this morning where he was recuperating following surgery for a back condition.
It’s reported that the former agriculture minister was at an airport heading for Jamaica when he fell ill and was taken to hospital.
It’s believed that he suffered a massive heart attack.
Roger Clarke grew up in Glen Islay, Westmoreland, and attended the Mannings School.
He later went on to pursue extensive management training at the now defunct Jamaica Industrial Development Corporation and Harbridge House in the United States in the 1960s.
Roger Clarke had led a successful political career, having won eight elections comprising two Local Government and six General Elections.
He is survived by his wife and their two children.
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