He reportedly died of a heart attack.
There has been an outpouring of tributes to Edwards on social media. Among those posting tributes to the late politician, senior PNP member Dr Peter Phillips said he was saddened by the death.
"Our most sincere condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Cllr Michael 'Fisher' Edwards, who passed away unexpectedly," Phillips said, adding, "The Portmore Municipality has lost a true champion who dedicated himself in the service of his division of Greater Portmore North. Like the people he served, we are all deeply saddened by this loss."
FEATURED PHOTO: Michael 'Fisher' Edwards.