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Facts About the Late Peetah Morgan You Might Not Know

The world was saddened by the news of the passing of Peetah Morgan, a renowned Reggae musician and member of the award-winning group Morgan Heritage. Peetah’s family announced his death on his social media platforms, leading to an outpouring of tributes from fans and the music community.

Here are some lesser-known facts about the late Peetah Morgan:

Early Life:

  • Peetah Morgan, born Peter Anthony Morgan in 1977, was the lead singer of Morgan Heritage, a Grammy-winning Reggae band he formed with his siblings.
  • Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Peetah and his siblings attended school and rehearsed with their father, Denroy Morgan, a Jamaican Reggae artiste.
  • Despite being raised in the U.S., Peetah’s household maintained a strong Jamaican identity, instilling a deep sense of Jamaican culture in him.

Career:

  • Peetah Morgan founded Morgan Heritage in 1994, which later became a quintet. The band was known for its diverse musical influences and harmonious vocals.
  • The band collaborated with various Reggae and dancehall artists, including Damian Marley, Capleton, Busy Signal, and Chronixx.
  • Morgan Heritage’s latest album, “The Homeland,” released in 2023, celebrated African roots and featured collaborations with Jamaican and African artists.

Awards:

  • Morgan Heritage won three Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album, for “Strictly Roots” (2016), “Avrakedabra” (2018), and “The Homeland” (2024).
  • They also received accolades at the International Reggae and World Music Awards, the MOBO Awards, and the Jamaica Observer Awards.

Death:

  • Peetah Morgan passed away on February 25, 2024, at the age of 46. The cause of his death was not disclosed.
  • His death was mourned by fans, fellow musicians, and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who called it a “colossal loss” for Jamaica and reggae music.

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