Saturday 21 September, 2019

Mas man Roland St George passes on

Photo: Still from CNC3's Behind the Scenes Carnival series published January 12, 2018.

Photo: Still from CNC3's Behind the Scenes Carnival series published January 12, 2018.

Veteran mas man Roland St George has passed away.

LoopTT understands he passed away on Sunday morning after ailing for some time.

Chairman of the National Carnival Commission (NCC) Winston “Gypsy” Peters offered condolences on behalf of the NCC to St George’s family and the mas fraternity on his passing.

Peters said while St George’s death came as no surprise due to his illness, he was saddened by his passing.

“Indeed, we have lost another icon… so close to Carnival but when is the best time for God to call to you back?”

“I knew he was not well. He was very, very ill, so the news was not surprising.”

The long-time masquerader and owner of D’Krewe who is best known for his expertly-crafted costumes participated in the King of Carnival competition for over 40 years, having won the title in 2012 and 2015.

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