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Gleaner writer Marc Stamp dead

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:38 AM

Veteran Gleaner sports journalist Marc Stamp has died.

Stamp, known for his vast expertise in football, especially at the local Premier League, parish division and schoolboy levels, had been ailing for some time and was found dead at his home in Maverley, St Andrew, yesterday. The official cause of death was not immediately known.

Gleaner Sports Editor Andre Lowe was saddened by Stamp’s passing and described him as a hard worker and someone who always carried out his duties with zeal and professionalism.

“Marc Stamp was an experienced reporter who loved his job and was always willing to make his contribution to the profession,” Lowe said.

“He had been dealing with a health issue for a while and, as a result, was unable to join us on the desk to undertake his regular duties. However, he knew through our regular contact and ongoing support that he was always in our thoughts.

“We are all deeply moved by his passing. He was a brother to us, and, personally, Marc is someone with whom I shared a strong and mutually respectful relationship. On behalf of The Gleaner’s sports desk, I offer condolences to those closest to him. We honour his efforts and the work he has done throughout his career.”

Stamp also had stints at The Jamaica Record, The Herald, X-News and Sports Globe. He was 53 years old.