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Entertainment News Written by  AKA Monday, 15 April 2013 07:48 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Musicologist Tony Laing passed away at the Pines Nursing Home at the St Joseph's Hospital on Saturday. He was 68. A strident advocate for a proper copyright system in Jamaica, especially for musicians, Laing had been ailing for some time. He suffered a massive stroke in 2006, severely limiting his movement.
He is known for his sterling work with Jamaica Cultural Development Commission on events such as the annual Festival celebrations, Laing became a popular host of Laing And Company, a variety afternoon programme on Power 106 FM that aired five days a week. From west Kingston, Laing was the son of Denzil Laing, a respected percussionist who played on numerous hit songs for producer Clement Dodd. A life well lived, Tony Laing. Love and thanks.
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