Entertainment fraternity says goodbye to Clarence Thompson
A VIRTUAL WHO is who in local entertainment was at the James Street Methodist Church this morning for the funeral service of Clarence Thompson.
The large outpouring of musicians and singers was to bid a final farewell to the man who was fondly known as the “golden voice” who was found dead in his home on December 4.
Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley was among those paying tribute to one of the original Opels and, like eulogist Al Gilkes, Lashley said Thompson was unquestionably one of the best entertainers born on these shores.
They agreed that he was the standard to which the younger generation of entertainers needs to aspire.
Thompson’s body was interred at Westbury cemetery. (YB)