Jamaican music stars died before age 40

Here are 14 famous musicians from Jamaica died before 40:

Winston Griffiths

Winston Griffiths (September 12, 1978 Clarendon Parish-October 23, 2011 May Pen) was a Jamaican personality.

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Stephen Malcolm

Stephen Malcolm (February 5, 1970 Montego Bay-January 28, 2001 Duncans, Jamaica) was a Jamaican personality.

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Dennis Ziadie

Dennis Ziadie (October 1, 1946 Montego Bay-April 5, 1986 Mexico) was a Jamaican personality.

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Colin Fowles

Colin Fowles (August 6, 1953 Kingston-September 1, 1985) was a Jamaican american football player.

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Bob Marley

Bob Marley (February 6, 1945 Nine Mile-May 11, 1981 Miami) also known as BobMarley, Marley Bob, Robert Nesta Marley, Tuff Gong, Nesta Robert Marley, Nesta Robert "Bob" Marley or Bob was a Jamaican singer, musician, guitarist and songwriter. His children are Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley, Julian Marley, Damian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Rohan Marley, Sharon Marley, Stephanie Marley, Karen Marley, Robert Marley, Makeda Jahnesta, Imani Carole Marley and Fabian Marley.

His most recognized albums: One Love, Golden Legends, Gold Collection 1970-1971, Trenchtown Rock, Soul Rebel - 20 Reggae Hits, The Best of Bob Marley: 35 Greatest, The Essential Collection, Soul Shakedown Party, Keep on Moving and Soul Rebel. Genres related to him: Reggae and Ska.

He died as a result of acral lentiginous melanoma.

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Freddie McKay

Freddie McKay (January 1, 1947 Jamaica-November 19, 1986) a.k.a. Freddy McKay was a Jamaican singer.

His discography includes: Picture on the Wall and Doin' It Right. Genres he performed include Reggae.

He died caused by myocardial infarction.

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Oswald Williams

Oswald Williams (April 5, 2015 Saint Thomas Parish-October 18, 1976) also known as Williams, Oswald was a Jamaican musician.

Related albums: Bongo Man a Come, Grounation: Roots of Reggae, Volume 2, Tales of Mozambique, The Original Complete Groundation, The Original Complete Grounation and Man From Higher Heights. Genres he performed: Reggae.

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Keith Hudson

Keith Hudson (April 5, 2015 Kingston-November 14, 1984 New York) also known as Hudson, Keith was a Jamaican record producer and singer-songwriter. He had one child, Keith "Tryfle" Hudson.

His albums: Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood, Playing It Cool & Playing It Right, Rasta Communication, Brand, Shades of Hudson, Too Expensive, Torch of Freedom, From One Extreme to Another, Pick a Dub and The Black Morphologist of Reggae. Genres he performed include Dub and Reggae.

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Early B

Early B (February 28, 1957-September 11, 1994) was a Jamaican personality.

His discography includes: Ghost Busters, Wheely Wheely and A Memorial Tributed. Genres: Reggae and Dancehall.

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Baby Wayne

Baby Wayne (April 5, 1968 Saint Catherine Parish-October 29, 2005) was a Jamaican personality.

Genres he performed: Dancehall.

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Laurie Williams

Laurie Williams (December 12, 1968 Saint Ann Parish-September 8, 2002 Kingston) was a Jamaican personality.

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Carlton "Carly" Barrett

Carlton "Carly" Barrett (December 17, 1950 Kingston-April 17, 1987 Kingston) also known as Carlton Barrett, Carly or Field Marshal was a Jamaican musician, songwriter and drummer.

Genres: Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska.

He died caused by murder.

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Prince Far I

Prince Far I (April 5, 2015 Spanish Town-September 15, 1983 Jamaica) also known as Prince Far-I, King Cry Cry, Michael Williams, Michael James Williams or Michael Leopold Williams was a Jamaican personality.

Discography: Livity, Jamaican Heroes, Voice of Thunder, Dubwise, The Golden Years 1977-1983, Psalms for I, Black Man Land, Cry Freedom Dub, Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3 and Cry Tuff Dub Encounter, Chapter 4. Genres he performed include Reggae.

He died as a result of murder.

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Harold McNair

Harold McNair (November 5, 1931 Kingston-March 7, 1971 London) otherwise known as McNair, Harold was a Jamaican saxophonist and flutist.

His albums include Flute & Nut.

He died in lung cancer.

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