Thursday 3 December, 2020

Local dancehall star ‘K Lion’ passes away

A screen grab from K Lion's music video for his hit single 'Malandros'

A screen grab from K Lion's music video for his hit single 'Malandros'

The Trinidad and Tobago dancehall fraternity is mourning the loss of one of its biggest artistes.

Kwinton ‘K Lion’ Thomas passed away this afternoon in Miami, Florida. Initial reports suspect that he died following a medical episode.

Thomas, who was 26-years-old, emerged on the local scene in 2018, cementing himself as part of the new generation of dancehall music known as ‘Trinibad’. He was most known for his song ‘Malandros’.

He was also one of a slew of dancehall acts who graced the stage at this year’s International Soca Monarch Finals.

During his time, he amassed almost 54,000 subscribers on YouTube with music videos ranging from 320,000 to 3.7 million views. His music is also available on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming platforms.

Social media users have been expressing condolences and shock at his sudden passing.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as information is confirmed.

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