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Reggae Icon Peter ‘Peetah’ Morgan of Morgan Heritage Passes Away at 46

Peter Anthony Morgan, renowned as ‘Peetah’ in the reggae world and lead singer of Morgan Heritage, has passed away. The sad news was announced by the band through a heartfelt post on Sunday, February 25. The family’s statement expressed their deep love and gratitude for the outpouring of support, requesting privacy as they navigate through this difficult time.

Peter Morgan, aged 46, leaves behind a rich legacy in the music industry. Born in Brooklyn to Jamaican singer Denroy Morgan, he was one of over twenty children. Morgan’s roots in music ran deep, and his contribution to Morgan Heritage since its formation in 1994 was monumental. His unmistakable voice and talent propelled the band to international acclaim, shaping some of the most memorable reggae anthems of recent decades.

Morgan Heritage’s journey was marked by significant milestones, including their Grammy Award-winning album ‘Strictly Roots’ in 2015. Their subsequent work, such as the nominated album ‘Avrakedabra’ in 2018, further solidified their status as reggae icons.

Throughout their career, Morgan’s vocals resonated with audiences worldwide, from timeless classics like ‘Don’t Haffi Dread (To Be Rasta)’ to soulful melodies like ‘Down by the River’ and ‘She’s Still Loving Me.’ His influence on reggae music is profound and enduring.

The cause of Peter Morgan’s death was not disclosed by the band. As fans mourn the loss of a beloved artist, his spirit lives on through the music that touched countless hearts.

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