Jamaican music stars died at age 71

Here are 3 famous musicians from Jamaica died at 71:

Pablo McNeil

Pablo McNeil (September 12, 1939 Jamaica-July 4, 2011) was a Jamaican personality.

He was known for his achievements in athletics, particularly as an Olympic sprinter. McNeil competed for Jamaica in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where he earned a bronze medal in the 4x100 meter relay. He also won a gold medal in the same event at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.

In addition to his success in sports, McNeil also made a name for himself as a coach and mentor to young athletes in Jamaica. He was instrumental in the development of the MVP Track Club in Kingston, which has produced numerous world-class sprinters, including Usain Bolt.

Outside of his athletic career, McNeil was also a successful businessman and philanthropist. He owned and operated several businesses in Jamaica, including a car dealership and a construction company. He was known for his generosity and support of local charitable causes, including the Jamaica Cancer Society and the Jamaica Paralympic Association.

McNeil passed away in 2011 at the age of 71, leaving behind a legacy as one of Jamaica's greatest athletes and most beloved figures.

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Tommy McCook

Tommy McCook (March 3, 1927 Havana-May 5, 1998) a.k.a. T. McCook, Tommy Mc Cook, McCook, Tommy, Tommy McCoo or McCoo, Tommy was a Jamaican personality.

His albums include Blazing Horns / Tenor in Roots, Real Cool: The Jamaican King of the Saxophone '66-'77, Tommy's Last Stand, Dream Boat / Tommy's Dream, Tribute to Tommy: The Best of Tommy McCook & The Skatalites, Disco Rockers, Blue Moon / Instrumental, King Tubby Meets The Agrovators At Dub Station, What Does It Take to Win Your Love / Reggae Meringue and Reggae In Jazz. Genres related to him: Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska.

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King Stitt

King Stitt (September 17, 1940 Kingston-January 31, 2012 Kingston) also known as Winston Sparks, Winston Sparkes or The Ugly One was a Jamaican disc jockey.

His albums: Lee Van Cleef / Dance Beat. His related genres: Reggae.

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