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‘Peetah’ Morgan, lead singer of family reggae band Morgan Heritage, dies at 46

Peetah Morgan performs in a white ensemble and black cap.
Peter Anthony Morgan, the musician known as Peetah Morgan of reggae band Morgan Heritage, has died at 46.
(Amy Harris / Invision / Associated Press)
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Peter Anthony Morgan, lead singer of the popular reggae band Morgan Heritage that he founded with four siblings, died Sunday at 46, his family said.

The family asked for privacy and thanked people in advance for their love and support. The statement posted on social media did not share a cause of death.

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Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness wrote on the X social media platform that his “heart is heavy” over the news. He called Morgan’s death a “colossal loss” for Jamaica and reggae music.

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Morgan, known as “Peetah,” was a son of renowned Jamaican reggae singer Denroy Morgan.

He and his siblings formed Morgan Heritage in 1994, and the band won a Grammy for best reggae album in 2016 for “Strictly Roots.”

One of his brothers, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, moved to Tennessee, where he aimed to introduce Nashville to reggae.

Morgan performs at the El Rey in L.A. this weekend in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence.

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“If you follow reggae music and country music, it’s a lot of storytelling,” Morgan told the Associated Press in 2018. “In reggae we tell the story of people suffering.”

The other siblings who helped found the band were Una Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan.

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