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Playwright Aston Cooke is dead

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 10:50 AM
Aston Cooke - File photo

Playwright and co-franchise holder of Miss Jamaica World Aston Cooke has died.

Reports reaching The Gleaner are that Cooke’s body was found this morning at his St Andrew house.

Cooke had been unwell for some time.

Details of the death are yet to be disclosed.

READ: 5 questions with Aston Cooke 

A native of Kingston, Cooke was one of Jamaica's leading playwrights and the recipient of nine national Actor Boy Awards including outstanding achievement for theatre.

Cooke is an inductee in the Caribbean Hall of Fame for Arts and Culture for his contribution to Jamaican theatre.

A Wolmer's old boy, Cooke was a former chairman of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission. 

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