Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Calypso legend Lord Brigo has died

Calypso icon Samuel ‘Lord Brigo’ Abraham has died.

The news was confirmed by relatives on Tuesday afternoon. 

He was said to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease. 

Abraham passed away while warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. 

In a statement the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts said that it is deeply saddened:

"We are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Samuel Brigo Abraham, beloved calypsonian and cultural worker. 
Our condolences to his musical and biological family, friends and fans across the world."

Political activist David Abdulah offered condolences to his family: “Just heard Samuel Abraham - Lord Brigo - passed to the ancestors. A wonderful person, a very talented artiste you fought the good fight, RIP.”

Abraham began singing in the 1960s is known for his calypsoes such as Mama Popo; Limbo Break; Do So Ent Like So; Obey; Walking in the Dark; After Carnival and Voodoo Man. 

‘Lord Brigo’ became famous for performing a number of ingenious compositions and for his ability to contort his face to emphasize the story in his songs.  

He was also famous for his comedic role in numerous commercials for 'Det' insecticide. 

He was born in Chaguanas in 1940 to Agatha Sheppard, an aspiring singer.

His partner, Lynette, passed away last Friday.

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