Jamaican music stars died at age 59

Here are 4 famous musicians from Jamaica died at 59:

Una Marson

Una Marson (May 5, 1905 Santa Cruz-April 5, 1965) was a Jamaican writer.

She was also a pioneering feminist, activist, and radio producer. Marson was the first black woman to work as a producer for the BBC, where she created programs to promote diversity and highlight the issues faced by black people in the UK. Her writing focused on themes related to gender, race, and class, and she used her platform to push for social justice and equality for all. Marson was also a respected poet, and her work often explored her Jamaican heritage and the experiences of the African diaspora. She played an important role in shaping the literary and cultural landscape of Jamaica and the UK, and her legacy continues to inspire generations of writers and activists.

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Hortense Ellis

Hortense Ellis (April 18, 1941 Trenchtown-October 19, 2000 Kingston Public Hospital) also known as Mahalia Saunders or Ellis, Hortense was a Jamaican singer. She had two children, Sandra Saunders and Christel Reid.

Her albums include Hits From Studio One & More, Alton & Hortense Ellis and Jamaica's First Lady Of Songs. Genres she performed include Reggae.

She died caused by stomach infection.

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Joe Higgs

Joe Higgs (June 3, 1940 Kingston-December 18, 1999 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Higgs, Joe was a Jamaican musician.

Discography: Family, Life of Contradiction and Blackman Know Yourself. Genres related to him: Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady and Rhythm and blues.

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Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs (July 15, 1951 Kingston-October 25, 2010 London) a.k.a. Gregory Issacs, Isaacs, Gregory or Gregosry Isaacs was a Jamaican songwriter, singer, artist, singer-songwriter, musician and music artist.

His discography includes: Mr. Isaacs, I.O.U., Dem Talk Too Much, Dreaming, I Am the Investigator, Gregory In Dub, Maximum Respect, Happiness Come (74-77), Hold Tight and Happy as a King. Genres: Reggae, Lovers rock and Dub.

He died in lung cancer.

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