Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean has lost another icon. On Tuesday afternoon, the world learnt that the ever-comical calypsonian, Brigo died at hospital at the age of 76. Brigo was best known for his wit with songs that will certainly live on for generations. His hit single, “Limbo Break” stands in a class of its own alongside such songs as the Mighty Sparrow’s, “Jean and Dinah”, The Black Stalin’s, ‘Black Man Feelin to Party’ and others of such high calibre. Tributes poured in, unbridled following news of his passing. Many recalled that Brigo whose real name is Samuel Gordon, had fought a great fight.
On social media, entertainers Bunji Garlin, Nadia Batson and Ms. Alysha, all expressed gratitude for the elder with Garlin posting:
Nadia Batson, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most prolific songwriters and singers, couldn’t hold back her appreciation for the Calypsonian’s music, writing:
Her fellow female entertainer, Miss Alysha said, “Another one of our calypso legends has passed away. Your music will forever live on. Limbo Break was my favorite.”
Media reports noted that Brigo had suffered from the Alzheimer’s disease.
His passing on Tuesday was preceded by the death of his spouse, Lynette who passed away last week Friday.