In a poignant twist of fate, the music world bid farewell to Peter Morgan, a revered Jamaican reggae artist and the lead singer of Morgan Heritage, a Grammy-winning reggae band formed in 1994. The band, consisting of talented siblings from the Morgan family, has left an indelible mark on the reggae scene with their authentic sound and heartfelt messages.

On Sunday, February 25th, 2024, Peter Morgan’s family sorrowfully announced his passing at the age of 46. The cause of his death remains undisclosed, enveloping the news in a somber tone.

The family shared their sentiments, saying, “It is out of sincere love that we share our beloved husband, father, son, and brother and lead singer of Morgan Heritage Peter Anthony Morgan has ascended today. Jah come and save us from ourselves because love is the only way.”


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As tributes poured in, the family expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love and requested continued prayers during this challenging time. They also urged respect for their privacy as they navigate the process of healing.

Peter Morgan’s musical journey, intertwined with Morgan Heritage’s illustrious career, resonates with reggae enthusiasts worldwide. Their lyrics, echoing messages of love, unity, and social consciousness, have become synonymous with the band’s identity.

Some of Morgan Heritage’s chart-topping songs include the timeless “Don’t Haffi Dread,” the soulful “Down by the River,” and the introspective “Tell me how come.”

Their collaboration with Tanzanian artist Diamond on “Hallelujah” also enjoyed considerable success.

Beyond their musical prowess, Morgan Heritage shared a special connection with Kenya. In 2015, they captivated fans in Nairobi, declaring Kenya a paradise during their stay. Peter and Gramps expressed their love for the country, even envisioning it as their future home post-retirement.

The band made triumphant returns to Kenya in 2019, participating in the “Wasafi” Festival in Jafary and headlining the “Tomorrow Leaders Festival” at Kasarani Stadium. This particular event aimed to raise funds for youth leadership programs across Africa, highlighting Morgan Heritage’s commitment to social causes.

As we bid farewell to Peter Morgan, may his soul rest in peace, and may the echoes of his powerful vocals continue to resonate in the hearts of music lovers worldwide.

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