Grange: Bob Andy’s passing a great loss

March 27, 2020
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange

Nobody could write songs like him,” said the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, as she reflected on the life of the Jamaican Reggae icon, Bob Andy.

Andy, who was born Keith Anderson, passed away this morning.

“I am very sad to hear of Bob Andy’s passing.  I knew he had been unwell, but I was praying for his recovery.  His passing is a great loss for Jamaica. Bob Andy was easily among the best songwriters Jamaica has ever produced.  He leaves a legacy of some of the greatest hits including the classic, ‘I’ve Got to go Back Home’ and ‘Fire Burning’. I have been a big fan of Bob Andy’s music.  His writing was superb.  Nobody could write songs like him," she said.

Bob Andy lived a creative life during which he’s been a singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and actor.

Grange added: "I offer my sincerest condolences to his fans, colleagues, friends and family — especially his children: Bobby, Bianka and Shamori. We all mourn the passing of a truly remarkable man.”

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