Reggae veteran Tony Tuff’s passing sparks online tributes

Tributes continue to pour in on social media following the passing of Reggae and Dancehall singer Tony Tuff.

The veteran entertainer, who was renowned for his iconic track, “Girl I’ve Got To Get You”, died on Saturday (April 20) at the age of 69.

His passing was confirmed in a brief statement posted on his official Facebook page on Saturday afternoon. The statement read, “It is with sadness and deep regret that we announce the passing of Reggae Legend Tony Tuff.” It continued, in part, “Tony, whose real name is Winston Morris, made a name for himself in Dancehall during its early stages.”

While the cause of his passing was not disclosed, his daughter, Keina Sykes, paid tribute to her father in a separate statement, highlighting his enduring musical legacy and expressing gratitude for the support during their time of grief.

“His legacy in music will always be remembered, and his presence will be deeply missed. Your thoughts, prayers, and support during this difficult time would mean a lot to me and our family. Please keep us in your thoughts as we navigate through this period of grief and loss. Thank you for your understanding and love,” she wrote.

Tony Tuff was a member of the African Brother group with the late Lincoln “Sugar” Minott. Some of his popular songs include the hits “Come Fi Mash It Up” and “Love Light Shine”.


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