Folk singer and veteran calypsonian Michael Director Forde has died.
Forde, best known for his classic hit Sousie, which was released in 1985 and took him across North America and Europe, had been ailing with prostate cancer for some time.
He was 65.
Forde, who played the guitar, started out as a folk singer and was heavily involved in training students in the primary schools.
He was the lead singer with the Gospel Comforters and performed with various theatrical groups including Talk Tent and Pampalam.
He also performed as Director in the Cave Shepherd All Stars and the Celebrity Tent.
He leaves to mourn his wife Betty and three children – Kevin, Cecile and Janelle.