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Jamaican reggae legend Gregory Isaacs died at his London house after a battle with lung cancer. He was 59 years old. According to BBC Caribbean, the Cool Ruler passed away peacefully, "surrounded by three of his eleven children and his wife Linda Isaacs".
The reggae community has lost one of the uniques voices out of Jamaica. The whole United Reggae team feel sad and all our thoughts go to his wife and children. Rest In Peace Cool Ruler.
Gregory Anthony Isaacs was born in Kingston Jamaica on the 15th July 1950. He started out as an electrician and cabinet maker. He began his career recording for producer Winston Sinclair, in the late sixties. He formed his first group in 1969, a trio called The Concords. The group didn’t find success, so Gregory decided to work as a solo artist. To gain artistic freedom and financial control of his own work, he launched, in the mid seventies, his own label : the legendary African Museum, still producing reggae nowadays. Meanwhile, he continued to record for others (GG’s, Trojan, DEB, Charisma, Tad’s, Jammys…). His first success album was Love is Overdue (1973) followed two years later by In Person. Then came Cool Ruler (1978) and Soon Forward (1979). Four years later, he produced Night Nurse, which was a massive international success. During the 80’s, several albums followed in both lovers and rootsy styles. His final album was released in 2008: Brand New Me, on African Museum.
|Posted by D-RO on 10.25.2010|
|We miss you, Gregory!
Love and Respect.
|Posted by isaac on 10.26.2010|
|One love Cool Ruler. Big up for the work you have done... Blessings.|
|Posted by ras on 10.26.2010|
|Gregory dood, the legend lives on, Thank you for your music. R.I.P Cool Ruler|
|Posted by Geegs on 10.26.2010|
|You will be missed, and your music will live on. Thanks and praises, RIP.|
|Posted by Alexandre Cruzz on 10.26.2010|
|One Love Mr. Gregory.... The Brazilian Band...Shamáyim Zion...Salvador-Bahia!!!|
|Posted by Karl NZ on 10.27.2010|
|Gregory always & forever the Cool Ruler lives on with the great music he has blessed us with.|
|Posted by Jude on 10.27.2010|
|Oh! sad to know that you have left, Greg. You thrilled my life in my early years in the University. Your hits are still fresh as I listen to them.
Linda, I share in the sorrows of the great loss. Accept my sympathy.
|Posted by weedone on 10.28.2010|
|One love Mr Cool ruler, we neva forget you, bless Jah children Jah Rastafari the first.|
|Posted by JACKIE K on 10.29.2010|
|Will miss u Gregory, Your Music will live on. R.I.P.|
|Posted by Bo Skönnerud on 10.29.2010|
|You have been my spiritual friend for a year, gosh, going to miss you...You have "open the door" for me.
|Posted by babyface on 10.31.2010|
|We will miss you Gregory we will pray for you bye bye. You will always be in my heart.|
|Posted by gichure on 11.04.2010|
|So long Cool Ruler its a pity hard to accept but true. Always be the Cool Ruler n the best may peace be where your soul is.|
|Posted by joe hero on 11.09.2010|
|Is really sad to know that you are leaving, but you will still be in our dreams and memories. Rest in peace Cool Ruler. Bless.|
|Posted by GilV on 11.15.2010|
|Cool ruler, your music will live on, rest in peace.
|Posted by flash on 11.16.2010|
|We should try not mourn the passing of this great man but celabrate
his life ,long live the origanal Mr Love, rip GREGORY
|Posted by amelia on 12.02.2010|
|Linda was not Gregory's wife, June was. Gregory went to London for treatment and went down quickly. Instead of sending him back to Jamaica, she kept him there and LIED claiming to be his wife for the residual fame and glory being Gregory's wife. LIAR!|
|Posted by cherry roberts on 03.12.2011|
|Rest in peace Gregory, your songs will live on your the legend of all legends.|
|Posted by K\'Mart on 12.12.2013|
|Rest in peace reggae legend, your music lives on especially tracks like... My number one, Night nurse and Stranger in town!|
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