It is with great sadness that Springline has to report the passing of reggae and dancehall superstar Lincoln “Sugar” Minott. He was 54 years of age. It was only a couple of months ago that this blog celebrated the life and some of the works of Sugar and despite suffering from a persistent heart problem, Angina Pectoris, his death has come as a complete surprise.
Earlier this year 4 of his best albums from his heyday in the '80s were re-released as part of the reggae legends series and a brand new album ‘New Day’ was scheduled to be released on the 21st of July, though no news as to whether this is to be postponed is as yet forthcoming.
As well as being a performer Sugar also put a lot of effort into nurturing new talent with his own Black Roots and Youth Promotion labels. Former Youth Promotion artist Junior Reid said: "Sugar Minott was a man who gave a lot of strength to the music although he got no love from the business.”
We here at Springline would like to take this opportunity to say thank you Sugar Minott for all the great songs you have made given us and the joy they have brought us. You truly were a legend and you shall be sorely missed.
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