One urban radio personality took to his personal social media platform on Thursday morning, expressing condolences on the passing of a young entertainer, out of Trinidad and Tobago who’s music, he said, penetrated and bridged the gap between many factions in the Belmont community. K Lion, the 26-year-old artist who broke onto the local dancehall circuit in 2018, died in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, having suffered a heart attack, according to reports.
News of the young creative’s death rocked the local dancehall fraternity. In recent time, Trinidad and Tobago’s dancehall music has risen to much local acclaim and to some extent, regional-wide appreciation among the youth. Known for his single, ‘Malandros’, K Lion, real name Kwinton Thomas, has been praised by many of his peers for being one of the better artistes of the local dancehall fraternity.
Speaking on his passing, radio and television personality, Kwesi Lee, best known as SupaHype, explained that the young artist had done something that couldn’t be done in the past, for the Belmont community.