Friday, November 12, 2010

Tribute send off to reggae star Gregory Isaacs

REGGAE legend Gregory Isaacs was given a memorable send off at a Harrow Weald church (London) yesterday as family, friends and fans paid tribute to the musical star at his memorial service.

All Saints Church, in Uxbridge Road, Harrow Weald, was packed to the rafters as well-wishers came to celebrate the life of Mr Isaacs following his death at his Harrow home in October – after a long battle with lung cancer.

Nicknamed the 'Cool Ruler' Isaacs was a hugely prolific singer, songwriter and producer, having allegedly been involved in more than 500 albums in a 40-year musical career, and had huge success around the globe, most notably in the UK with the smash hit 'Night Nurse'.

The coffin of the Jamaican born star, famed for his dress sense, was draped with a red, gold and green flag with the Lion of Judah on it, and his notorious white fedora hat – worn by him up to his death. Read the full story at www.harrowobserver.co.uk

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