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Mighty Sparrow responding well to treatment - family

Published: Sunday September 22, 2013 | 6:03 pm Comments 0

The family of Slinger 'Mighty Sparrow' Francisco, widely regarded as the 'Calypso King of the World' says he is responding very well to treatment.

His daughter, Nicole Robinson, says he is no longer in a coma and has been communicating by blinking and lifting his hands.

The 78-year-old Sparrow was admitted to a New York hospital two weeks ago for complications resulting from diabetes.

The 'Mighty Sparrow', 78, who has been performing for more than four decades and has been having health challenges for the past three years.

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