The performer known as Black Alex died on Friday, November 13 in Port-au-Prince, ending a career that started in the mid-1990s–Kreyolicious has learned. According to Haiti Press Network, the performer was born Jamecy Black Alex on October 16, 1976 and passed away at a hospital in Haiti’s capital. He was member of a band called King Posse and later branched out on his own as a solo artist, and in the past few years had done features on songs of various artists.
Almost immediately after his death at age 39 was announced, fans took to social media to express their appreciation for the artist’s work, while his contemporaries gushed about his musical talent and legacy.
Media personality Carel Pedre posted a collage of photos of Black Alex, chronicling a visit on his show “Chokarella”.
The band Carimi posted a photo of the performer on their Instagram, and gave their condolences.
Hip-hop legend Wyclef, a long-time supporter of the artist according to reports, expressed his sympathies.
Black Alex’s death also hit hip-hop activist and motivational speaker/author MECCA aka GRIMO, who posted this on his Instagram page:
According to media reports, the Black Alex is survived by a daughter.
Kreyolicious wishes to send out condolences to the performer’s family and friends.