Amidst preparations for his live concert series and upcoming album titled ‘Next Dimension’, tragedy has struck leaving Reggae singer Teflon stricken with grief by the sudden death of his close friend and road manager Ricardo Lowe more popularly known as Blackman.
Reports are that on Friday, April 4th at approximately 8:30pm several persons including children were at the intersection of Charles Street and Chestnut Lane when a group of armed men sprayed bullets on them. The 12-year-old boy reportedly died on the spot while Lowe succumbed to his injuries in hospital. Unconfirmed reports are that the shooting incident stems from an ongoing gang feud between men from Tivoli Gardens and Chestnut Lane.
A bereaved Teflon who saw and spoke to Lowe hours before the tragedy appeared evidently shaken by the news of his death. According to a senior member of Yard A Love, the artiste’s management company.
“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Ricardo Lowe and would like to sincerely extend our condolences to his family and friends in this time of grief. He was an outstanding worker and devoted comrade to his job; and to see him lose his life in such a draconian manner is difficult for us to comprehend, but we must remain strong, his passing is a great loss to the music industry.”
Hailing from the West Kingston community, Lowe’s friendship with Teflon spans over a decade despite being his road manager for only eighteen months . He is survived by four children.
At this time Teflon’s Management is asking members of the media and music fraternity to be respectful as the entertainer mourns in private.