Sunrise:  15 July 1951   sunset:  25 October 2010


Reggae musician and singer Gregory Isaacs, known affectionately as the ‘Cool Ruler,’ has died aged 59. He died at his London home after a long battle against cancer. Isaacs will always be remembered for his 1982 album ‘Night Nurse’ particularly the title track. He was a prolific artist; he released over 500 albums in a career stretching over forty years and collaborated with some of the biggest names in reggae and dancehall, including producer Sugar Minott, who also died this year. The popular Jamaican singer will be sorely missed. His wife Lynda said: “Gregory was well-loved by everyone, his fans and his family, he worked really hard to make sure he delivered the music they loved and enjoyed.” A stylish polished performer he had made his home in London for years but was a frequent visitor back to his home country Jamaica. Other groups he worked with were Simply Red and Madness. Singer Suggs of Madness on hearing of the death of Gregory Isaacs said: “He was a great reggae artist and also one of the most sartorially elegant stars on the world stage.”

RIP Brother Gregory ‘The Cool Ruler’ Isaacs

A true legend.

Tune into the best of Gregory Isaacs right here: John Public, Tune inNight Nurse, Rumours, Border, My Time, Soon Forward, Mr Brown, Cool Down The Pace, Universal Tribulation, Black Liberation Struggle, Rock Away, Mr Know It All, Love Is Overdue, Slave Master

‘Til next month – Everyting Bless

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