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Reggae Icon Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage Passes Away at 46

Reggae musician Peetah Morgan, lead singer of Grammy-winning Morgan Heritage, has passed away at 46. His family requests privacy during their mourning. Morgan's legacy includes influential music and a Grammy win, leaving a deep impact on the reggae community and fans worldwide.

Acclaimed reggae musician and lead singer of the Grammy-winning group Morgan Heritage, Peter Anthony “Peetah” Morgan, has passed away at age 46.

His passing was announced on February 26, 2024, through a heartfelt statement shared by his family on social media, leaving fans and the music community in shock.

While the cause of his death was not disclosed, the statement included the family’s request for privacy and prayers during this challenging time.

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Peetah Morgan was not just a musician; he was a pivotal figure in reggae music, continuing the legacy of his father, Denroy Morgan, who was also a renowned reggae artist until he died in 2022. Along with his siblings Una, Roy “Gramps,” Nakhamyah “Lukes,” and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo,” Peetah Morgan formed Morgan Heritage.

This group became synonymous with the reggae genre’s evolution and global reach. Their debut album, “Miracle,” released in 1994, marked the beginning of a journey that would span decades and include over a dozen records.

The pinnacle of their success came in 2016 when Morgan Heritage was awarded the Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards for their album “Strictly Roots.” This accolade was a testament to their influence and contribution to reggae music.

In 2021, their album “Legacy” released fans a comprehensive look into the group’s enduring impact on music and culture. Peetah Morgan, reflecting on the album, emphasized its significance as a deep dive into what Morgan Heritage has offered humanity from its heart and soul over the years.

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Peetah Morgan’s unexpected death has elicited tributes from the music industry and beyond. Notable figures, including Ziggy Marley and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, have expressed their condolences and recognized the immense loss to the Morgan family, Jamaica, and the reggae music world.

Prime Minister Holness, in his tribute, acknowledged Peetah Morgan’s exceptional talent and his contribution to reggae music, highlighting the shared grief of a nation and the global music community.

While his family and fans mourn, they also celebrate the life of a man who, through his music, preached love, unity, and the power of heritage. Peetah Morgan’s voice may have been silenced, but his music and the legacy of Morgan Heritage will continue to inspire future generations.

 

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