Jamaica and the reggae world are in a state of shock and mourning with the announcement of the death of Peter “Peetah” Morgan, the lead singer of Grammy-award-winning reggae band Morgan Heritage.
The singer died on February 25, according to a statement issued by the band.
The group in the note shared their grief, stating that their beloved husband, father, son, and brother and lead singer of Morgan Heritage, Peter Anthony Morgan, has ascended.
The family thanked everyone in advance for the overwhelming love and support and asked for continued prayers as the family went through the grieving process.
They also asked for respect for their privacy during this time of healing.
The group did not disclose Peter’s cause of death. He was 46 years old.
Paying tribute to the departed Jamaican star, the president of the reggae homeland said in a post on X, “My heart is heavy to learn of the passing of Peetah Morgan of the world-renowned Morgan Heritage and sent his deepest condolences to the Morgan family as they grieve this tremendous loss, which is also a colossal loss for Jamaica and Reggae Music.” 
Peter Morgan was one of Jamaican singer Denroy Morgan’s over twenty children. He was born on July 11, 1977, in Brooklyn, the New York City borough that has been home to thousands of Jamaicans since the 1960s.

Morgan Heritage was formed in 1994 by five Morgan siblings. They were subsequently signed by MCA and they released their debut album, Miracles, the same year.
After the release of Miracles, the family moved to Denroy’s homeland of Jamaica.
In the years following, Una Morgan and Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan left the group, leaving Peter, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan.

The group’s 2015 album, Strictly Roots, won the Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category in 2016. The band later released the album Avrakedabra, which was nominated for another Grammy in 2018. They successfully worked on group and individual projects, including collaborations with Ghana’s Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. Peter Morgan’s unmistakable voice has been at the forefront of Morgan Heritage’s journey for three decades, steering the group through some of the most significant anthems in modern roots-reggae.
From timeless tracks like “Don’t Haffi Dread (To Be Rasta)” to soulful melodies like “Down by the River” and “She’s Still Loving Me,” his vocal prowess has left an indelible mark on reggae music.

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