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Winston Riley

Reggae producer WINSTON RILEY passes away

Jamaican record producer and songwriter WINSTON RILEY has finally succumbed to a gunshot wound to the head after months in a coma.

The innovative reggae musician died yesterday (19 January), aged 65, at the University Hospital of the West Indies where he had been a patient since November.

Riley was shot at his house in an upscale neighbourhood in Kingston after being targeted in a series of violent attacks - he was also shot in August 2011 and later stabbed five times the following month.