Monday, August 21, 2006
Jamaican icon Joseph Hill, lead vocalist of the reggae group Culture, has died. The 57 year old singer collapsed after doing a show in Germany, reports said. Hill, who began his career in 1972 as a percusionnist with the Soul Defenders from Linstead St Catherine, achieved star status with his hit Stop Fussin and Fighting, which was the theme song for the Jamaica One Love concert in 1978. Hill had recently performed at the Reggae Sunsplash show in Jamaica earlier this month. During his career, Hill had recorded more than 30 albums and toured extensively through Africa, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom and other Scandinavian countries, always with a message of peace. According to the deceaseds daughter, Andrea, her father died from liver failure.