Thursday 9 July, 2020

Musicians pay tribute to 'beautiful spirit' Dexter Pottinger

Dexter Pottinger was found dead at his home off Washington Boulevard in St Andrew on Thursday.

Dexter Pottinger was found dead at his home off Washington Boulevard in St Andrew on Thursday.

Members of the entertainment fraternity are paying their respects to popular fashion designer Dexter '3D’ Pottinger, who was found dead at his St Andrew home on Thursday.

The body was found in a reported state of decomposition at his home off Washington Boulevard. Reports are that the body had what appeared to be stab wounds, however, police were unable to indicate the possible cause of death. 

Dancehall artiste Cecile, who was a close friend of Pottinger, was saddened by the news.

"Right now I am in Montego Bay, but I am in close contact with his friends. This is so sad," the entertainer told Loop News reporter Claude Mills.

"Dexter was just somebody that was there for everyone, he was always there for all his friends, he was bubbly, a warm personality, if you had a bad day, he would come and say how beautiful you are, I would always joke that if a lot of men knew how to treat women the way he did, they would get away with anything (sob) just hit me that he is truly gone, he was a wonderful person," she said.

She wondered aloud if the incident had stemmed from a robbery or home invasion. 

"He never deserved this, if it was something they wanted, he would have given them, they never had to do that to the youth," she managed to sob through a rain of sad, frustrated tears. 

Macka Diamond was also saddened by the fashion designer's untimely passing. 

"I was talking to him a few days ago about doing a photo shoot for me, I just got into the island today, and to hear this, it is shocking. I had been wondering what was up with him, he had not been online for two days, and to get this news, why Jamaica so violent?" she said. 

"What is going on in this country? Dexter was a good person, he didn't deserve to die this way. Dexter was a bright personality, he always willing to take chances for his art and fashion, he had a passion few could match, he will be sadly missed...I can't believe this...he did the makeup for my first Greensleeves album...ah bwoy, he was a special soul," added Macka. 

Reggae singer Etana was also shocked by the death of the man she called "a beautiful spirit".

"I saw him in Miami a few months ago, just before my tour, I had wanted him to do my 'My Man' video, but he was upset that he was unable to do it because I had been on tour and I couldn't wait for him to shoot it," the singer told Loop News.

"He was a wonderful wonderful person, beautiful spirit, very creative, very talented, he always would light up about every project that you had... the industry has lost someone special," she continued.

"When I heard the news, I had to pull off the road, take an aspirin, my chest feels tight, I am not doing too good right now, it is shocking, I would have never expected this, people die, people transform, they have to move onto a next life, but you are never ready for it," Etana said. 

Pottinger started out in the fashion industry as a model with Saint International and was signed to an agency in London before transitioning to a respected stylist and designer.


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