Calypsonian Mighty Whitey dies at 56
The entertainment fraternity is mourning the loss of one of its own.
Calypsonian Allan Mighty Whitey Taylor passed away on Sunday, after battling diabetes for several years.
He had lost several toes and then a leg from complications of the disease. He was 56.
Taylor is perhaps best known for the hits White Glove (which carried an anti-AIDS message) and 1 000 Pounds of Blubber, which he did with Biggie Irie and Fatman.
As word of Mighty Whitey’s passing spread, his colleagues took to the social media to extend condolences to his family. Biggie Irie was among them.
“Rest in Peace, Mighty Whitey, my friend,” Biggie Irie said. There was also a message from Mr Dale which read: “My deepest condolences go out to his fam [family]. RIP.” (YB)