Mighty Shadow dead at 77

When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family of Calypsonian Winston Bailey, better known as Mighty Shadow.

He was 77. 

LoopTT received confirmation from NCC Chairman Winston 'Gypsy' Peters that he passed away at hospital at 3 am today. 

Peters said he was devastated by the loss, having just lost another close friend in pan composer Ken 'Professor' Philmore.

"I will miss him dearly. He is one of the most creative minds I have ever met," the NCC Chairman said.

Bailey was hospitalised after suffering a stroke over the weekend.

Bailey was expected to be conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Literature degree from the University of the West Indies this weekend for his contributions as a musical composer.

He is best known for his tunes 'Dingolay', 'Looking for Horn', 'Stranger' and others.

Loop Magazine

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  • "Maybe Shadow’s greatest reward, though, will be his indelible impact on our collective consciousness. Few can forget his unique and understated style of delivery. His movements on stage drew attention to his lyrics and their message that all bodies could be a part of the dance."  https://newsday.co.tt/2018/10/23/a-mighty-shadow/

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