'We'll miss him beyond words' ... Supreme Ventures deeply shocked by Brian George's passing
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has released a statement saying it is deeply shocked and saddened by the death of its president and CEO Brian George.
"He had been battling illness for some time but continued on a daily basis to discharge all of his duties to SVL," said chairman, Paul Hoo.
He said the company is trying to come to terms with the "significant loss" of a man the Supreme family will miss beyond words.
George died at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in Kingston this morning where he had been rushed after complaining about feeling unwell.
He was 59 years old.
A Trinidadian, George has been the President and CEO of SVL since 2003.
His death has also shocked members of the business community and socialites, some of whom have been reacting on Twitter.
"Brian was a very good leader and a wonderful man," former Scotiabank executive Bruce Bowen tweeted.
"I am shocked and floored," posted Tara Playfair Scott, public relations specialist. "Walk good Brian you were such a nice man, kind and always pleasant. You will be missed."
Chairman of the National Health Fund (NHF) and former president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, Christopher Zacca was also saddened.
"He was an invaluable member of the NHF Board and will be missed," Zacca said.
George was the vice chairman of the NHF.
"I wanted to either become a pilot, a music conductor or a priest," George told The Gleaner's Robert Lalah in 2014.
"I believe that no CEO should fail to see himself as a conductor. It is your task to get an organisation to function in a unified direction to deliver the tune."
George was also an avid sports fan following the NBA, the NFL and horseracing too.
Boxing and cricket were also among his past times.