A St Michael community has been thrown into mourning, following the death of 64-year-old Franklyn Taylor, who collapsed and died at Bow Road, St Michael around 1 p.m. Friday.
The development seemed to take residents in the community by total surprise. However, Franklyn’s brothers Jeffrey Taylor and Donavan Whittington told Barbados TODAY that their older sibling had only been released from hospital six weeks ago where he was being treated for a heart condition.
Whittington, who received the sad news of his brother’s passing while he hanging out at a shop in nearby Long Gap, also reported that even though Franklyn had not been 100 per cent, he had been trying his best to keep active by taking regular walks.
“He had complications and things before. He had recently come out the hospital. He had complications with the heart he was complaining for, but was trying to be active and moving,” Whittington told Barbados TODAY.
He also said he was not totally surprised by his brother’s death, he was a bit taken aback by the discovery of his lifeless body lying on the road.
However, residents of Bow Road said they were shocked to see the former employee of R L Seale & Company Limited, “just fall down and dead”.
“I mean the man was walking and I look up and see he falling down. Then next you know the man on the ground dead. Well I couldn’t believe it,” one young male resident, who requested anonymity, said.