Lead Singer Of Morgan Heritage, Peter Morgan, Has Died

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MAY 04: Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage performs during the 52nd annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on May 04, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)

Peter “Peetah” Morgan, the lead singer of Grammy-award-winning reggae band Morgan Heritage, has died.

The singer died on February 25, according to a statement issued by the band.

“It is out of sincere love that we share that our beloved husband, father, son, and brother and lead singer of Morgan Heritage Peter Anthony Morgan has ascended today,” the group said.

“Our family thanks you in advance for your overwhelming love and support, and we ask your continued prayers as we go through this process. We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time of healing.”

 

The group did not disclose Peter’s cause of death. He was 46 years old.

 

The leading voice of Morgan Heritage

Peter Morgan was one of Jamaican singer Denroy Morgan’s over twenty children. He was born 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 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.

 

They successfully worked on group and individual projects.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Source: Caribbean National Weekly