Reggae singer Vic Taylor died on Monday June 23rd 2003

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Vic Taylor

Vic Taylor

Vic Taylor was a Jamiacan singer who was in well known Jamaican groups, Skatalites and Byron Lee & the Dragonaires. He died in 2003.


Taylor was once a member of The Skatalites and then later on in the 1970's and 1980's, the front man of Byron Lee & the Dragonaires.

He was well known and loved on the Jamaican music scene. During his career he had some hits that included "For Your Precious Love" and Heartaches" etc.

He moved to the US in the early Nineties, where he regularly sang on the cabaret and club scene, recently switching from Reggae and R&B to Gospel, having completed work on a religious album shortly before his passing.

According to Family sources, Taylor had been feeling unwell for a couple of weeks and had complained of having cheast pains. He was hospitalised for 9 days and having suffered breathing problems, he was placed on a respirator. he died on Monday June 23rd 2003. His daughter Vanessa gave his age as 56.

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Condolences to teh Family of Vic Taylor
by: Afimedis

A big shock to me today 1/236/16 to see the info that Vic has passed< I am deeply sadden , being as how we had associated many years back in Ja, When I was a member of the Band called the Falcons and a few other groups, and even after we use to regularly meet at a little spot on Hagley Park road and Hang out, then , when i re migrated to the USA later we later reconnected in the early 80s in the Bronx, Only to loose communication withing a few years then to get this news, My deepest condolences to his family , he was a great human being as well; as a fantastic entertainer

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