The entertainment community has lost one of its gems.
Charles Romeo Smith, a former calypso monarch, has died at age 71, throwing the fraternity into immediate mourning.
Following a bacterial viral infection and spinal surgery in 2005 doctors had told him he might never walk again. However, Romeo had refused let that stop him from performing up until 2008 and remained supportive of the calypso art form even in the face of physical and health challenges.
He leaves to mourn his wife Cecily.