Mighty Shadow dies at 77

The ca­lyp­so fra­ter­ni­ty has been thrown in­to mourn­ing fol­low­ing the death Tuesday morn­ing of vet­er­an Win­ston “Mighty Shad­ow” Bai­ley.

Bai­ley, who cel­e­brat­ed his 77th birth­day on Oc­to­ber 2, died at hos­pi­tal Tuesday morn­ing af­ter ail­ing for some time and suf­fer­ing a stroke on Sun­day.

Bai­ley, who was to be con­ferred with an hon­orary doc­tor­ate by the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies this year, won Road March ti­tles in 1974 (Bass­man) and 2001 (Stranger) and the Ca­lyp­so Monarch ti­tle in 2000 with “What’s Wrong With Me” and “Scratch Meh Back.” He al­so won the In­ter­na­tion­al So­ca Monarch ti­tle with “Stranger” in 2001.

Bai­ley was al­so award­ed the Hum­ming­bird Medal (Sil­ver) in 2003 for his con­tri­bu­tion to cul­ture.

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