Kenny J has passed away. The 69-year-old Calypson died of COVID-19 on Sunday morning. His daughter Jessell Joseph confirmed his death to Loop News.
On behalf of the National Theatre Arts Company of Trinidad and Tobago we would like to send out condolences to the family and friends of the Mighty Bomber and Kenny J. We have lost two icons today. May they Rest In Peace.
She said her father was fully vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19, and was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Augusturon Hospital.
She praised the doctor for taking good care of him and let her family know his condition. She said that the last time she spoke with her father was two days ago, and he is trying to make himself strong and refreshed.
A retired policeman, Kenny J, whose real name is Kenwillick Joseph, is one of the Calypsons whose names have become synonymous with Christmas.
The sweet-sounding singer is known for his cheeky pun Parang Soca songs such as “Alexander”, “Paintbrush” and “Hush Yuh Mouth”.
As a Calypso, he achieved his own results in this genre. In 1990, he won the second place in the national Calypso Monarchs final with “Indulge in sweet Soka” and “Let her alone”.
In 1987, he won the T&T Police Monarch Competition.
Before falling ill, Kenny J was busy showing up on WACK last month, participating in the Naparima Bowl with Rome in Parang, and in the last Christmas episode of Penny on Point on TTT.
He also appeared in TV commercials encouraging citizens to get vaccinated.