Tributes flow for Fashion Mogul Kingsley Cooper

Tributes continue for founder of Pulse, Kingsley Cooper who died yesterday June 18.

71-year-old Cooper who was an icon in the local and international fashion industry had reportedly been hospitalized for an undisclosed illness.

In a post, tributing the fashion mogul, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange wrote that Mr. Cooper was a very patriotic and committed Jamaican who never hesitated whenever he was called on to serve his country and for that he gained her respect, love and appreciation.

In a release on social media, the account for Pulse shared an image of its founder with the caption Kingsley Cooper Attorney at Law trailblazer, founder and Chairman of Pulse Investments Limited has died. It continued by noting that Cooper was surrounded by his family at the time of death.

Cooper, through Pulse, pioneered and developed an international modelling industry for the Caribbean, in the process discovering and developing supermodels and other international stars. The company created new opportunities for local and international talent in music and fashion. Pulse promoted and produced renowned international events such as Caribbean Fashion Week.

Cooper was instrumental in establishing the Peter Tosh Museum at Pulse’s headquarters, 38a Trafalgar Road, Kingston.

With Cooper’s leadership Pulse diversified its business to include media, real estate and hospitality. Pulse was the first company of its kind to be listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.


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