A great young entertainer passes, RIP Oneil from Voicemail

The entertainment fraternity is in mourning over the passing of Oneil Edwards, a member of the dancehall trio, Voicemail. Oneil, who was shot on May 9, succumbed to his injuries yesterday afternoon Wednesday May 26, 2010, while a patient in the Kingston Public Hospital.

Immediately following his shooting, artistes had united for vigils at the Mandela Park in Half-Way-Tree and then at the KPH. Chief convener of the vigils, Mr Vegas, noted at the time that Oneil is a good guy and because of this many artistes and media personalities turned up to show their support.

Female deejay Macka Diamond, who was among the artistes as the vigil at the KPH, was equally filled with grief.

Meanwhile, reacting to the news, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Olivia Grange, said she was deeply saddened. She stated that her and affiliates were hoping and praying for Oneil’s recovery and share the deep sadness of his family, friends, group members and the wider entertainment fraternity. Oneil loved to entertain and he will be missed.

Oneil Edwards was shot several times and critically injured at his home in Duhaney Park. One of his assailants has since been found dead and another held by police. A third remains at large. Born May 8, 1974, O’Neil a new father, is survived by his six-week-old daughter, his life partner, his mother, five sisters and four brothers.

 On behalf of the team at Reggaetimes Magazine we would like to send condolences to the family and friends of Oneil. Sad to see another great ambassador of the entertainment industry pass on so young. RIP you will not be forgotten.

A great young entertainer passes, RIP Oneil from Voicemail

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