Monday, October 25, 2010

Gregory Isaacs 'The Cool Ruler' dies at age 59

The Reggae Review family would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends, and fans of The Cool Ruler who passed away this morning at his home in London after a lengthy battle with cancer. His family was with him until the end. Isaacs had been diagnosed with liver cancer a year ago and the illness subsequently spread across the rest of his body.

His wife, Linda, said in a statement, "Gregory was well-loved by everyone, his fans and his family, and he worked really hard to make sure he delivered the music they loved and enjoyed. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends."

A prolific recording artist, it is estimated that Issacs had released over 50 albums since the start of his career and his last album, 'Isaacs Meets Isaac,' a collaboration with singer King Isaac, was released in 2010.

Gregory Isaacs was in a class by himself. His works will forever be considered some of the finest reggae music ever produced. The Cool Ruler will be sorely missed!