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Ricardo Drue’s Sudden Death Sends Ripples Through Caribbean Entertainment World.



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No one expected this news. At around noon on Tuesday, December 12th, media outlets in Antigua shocked fans and friends with the sudden and unexpected news that son of the soil, Ricardo Drue had passed away. He was only 38-years-old.

Ebuzztt subsequently confirmed the “Tornado” singer’s passing, speaking with A Team band manager, Zarin Morean. “Yes it is true,” he said sadly. The entertainer had been rushed to a local hospital in Antigua after being discovered in an unresponsive state at home. Ebuzztt understands that Drue had flown over to Antigua on Sunday and had planned to return to Trinidad on Tuesday. He had performed with the A Team Band at Central Bank in Trinidad, on Saturday night.

Patrice with Ricardo on stage.

An official statement has not been issued on the cause of death. His fiance and mother of his daughter, Patrice Roberts, was in Trinidad at the time of Drue’s passing. She had appeared on Vibe CT 105FM in Trinidad, for a scheduled interview, before noon. Her reaction on social media, punctuated the ordeal. “I’d do anything to hear your voice,,,, wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!,” she wrote, the sentiment followed by a series of teary emojis.

Ricardo with Lily at her birthday party in September.

Roberts and Drue were engaged in Antigua in July 2022. They share a beautiful daughter, Lyara, fondly called Lily. Ricardo has four sons from two previous relationships.

The entertainment landscape became somber, with distraught emotions shared by the likes of Fay Ann Lyons, Bunji Garlin, Teddyson John, Shurwayne Winchester, Skinny Fabulous, Lyrikal, Voice and countless others. A Carib brand ambassador for quite some time, the company posted, “Remembering our incredible brand ambassador who left us way too soon.”

Ricardo with his sons.

Here are some of the messages shared on social media:

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