Reggae Singer Peter Morgan of Morgan Heritage Passes Away at 46, Not to be Confused with Actor Morgan Freeman

In a sorrowful announcement, the family of Peter Anthony Morgan, lead singer of the renowned reggae band Morgan Heritage, confirmed his passing at the age of 46 on Sunday. It’s important to note that this news pertains to reggae singer Peter Morgan and not actor Morgan Freeman, as some reports on social media may have caused confusion.

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed his condolences, stating that Morgan’s death is a “colossal loss” for Jamaica and the reggae music community. Known as “Peetah,” Morgan, along with his siblings, founded Morgan Heritage in 1994, achieving notable success, including winning a Grammy for the Best Reggae Album in 2016 with “Strictly Roots.”

Veteran British reggae deejay David Rodigan shared sentiments of shock and sadness, highlighting Morgan’s distinctive voice and significant contributions to global reggae music. The cause of Morgan’s death has not been disclosed, and the family has requested privacy during this difficult time.

While the reggae community mourns the loss of a talented artist, it’s crucial to differentiate between Peter Morgan, the reggae singer, and Morgan Freeman, the acclaimed actor. The legacy of Peter Morgan in reggae music will be remembered, and fans are respecting the family’s wishes for privacy as they navigate this period of grief.

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