Thursday 28 May, 2020

Jamaican musician, actor, Count Prince Miller, is dead

Count Prince Miller

Count Prince Miller

Jamaican music pioneer and actor, Count Prince Miller, has died.

The 85-year-old Miller who had been ailing for some time, died in hospital in the United Kingdom on Thursday morning.

Widely described as one of the greats who took Jamaican music to the world, Miller had a towering voice and a captivating personality that paved the way for his success in show business.

Perhaps best known as a musician for the hit single ‘Mule Train’, Miller, as an actor, also had some limelight, including a role in the James Bond film ‘Dr No’.

Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Olivia Grange, who visited him in a London hospital a few weeks ago, said she will cherish that meeting with him.

In expressing sadness at his passing, Grange said “Count Prince Miller had a stature, a voice, a humour that made him the quintessential showman…”

She added that “Only recently he was a part of history when he played the role of grandfather in the first nationwide television advertising campaign in the United Kingdom to feature an all-black family.”

She said Miller was a proud Jamaican, and added that “we are very proud of the way he represented our country on the world stage.”

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