Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Calypsonian ‘The Original De Fosto Himself’ dies

Calypsonian Winston Scarborough known as ‘The Original De Fosto Himself’ has died.

The veteran singer passed away at 10 am on Friday at his home.

His death was confirmed by family members.

De Fosto, who was hospitalised last year was ailing for some time.

His death follows the recent death of another calypsonian, ‘The Mighty Shadow.’

De Fosto performed at his funeral earlier this week.

He made his professional singing debut in 1976 with “Chicks Come Out to Play.”

Some of his most popular songs include: Pan in A Rage, In a Palace State of Mind, Police Money and Firestorm.

Tributes are pouring in. Culture and Arts Minister Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Communications Minister Stuart Young and Calypsonian Winston 'Gypsy' Peters are among those who have paid tribute to the late singer.

 

 

 

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