Dancehall music enthusiasts were devastated by the sad news of the demise of Jamaican dancehall maestro Philips Jordan, famously known as J Capri in most of her songs.
According to Jamaican website Urban Islandz, the dancehall diva passed away early Friday, December 4, morning while undergoing treatment at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
The singer went into comma after her white Mercedes Benz C-Class crashed on November 22 along Barbican Road in Kingston. She was pulled from the wreckage by a group of good Samaritans who rushed her to the hospital where she has been undergoing treatment until her death.
She suffered several broken bones and a serious head injury as a result of the crash.
J Capri’s representative mourned her saying that she will be sadly missed as she had a promising future and a lot to contribute to Jamaican music.
The singer rose to dancehall stardom in 2013 with a handful of hit collaborations with the likes of Konshens on “Pull Up To Mi Bumper” and Charly Black “Whine & Kotch.” She has also done collaborations with Vybz Kartel and Demarco, as well as several solo hits including “Reverse It” and “Boom and Bend Ova.”
The death of the star shook the dancehall music world.
American network Black Entertainment Television (BET) described J Capri J as a star known in reggae and had crossover ability.