Morgan Heritage’s Peter Anthony Morgan, Dead At 46

Peter Anthony Morgan, the lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning reggae ensemble Morgan Heritage, passed unexpectedly at the age of 46. This was verified by the Morgan family on Sunday, February 25, 2024, in an official statement posted on social media.

Peter, affectionately called Peetah, was praised as a beloved brother, father, son, and musician who had a lasting impact on the reggae music scene. A key player in the reggae scene, Peter co-founded Morgan Heritage in 1994 with seven of his siblings. The ensemble, which began as a septet before changing into a quintet, captivated audiences with its unique sound and stirring lyrics.

Collaborating with renowned Jamaican producer Bobby Digital, Morgan Heritage put forth albums like Don’t Haffi Dread (1999) and Protect Us Jah (1997) that demonstrated their commitment to the peaceful reggae traditions and deep lyrical substance.

With a blend of modern inspirations and timeless reggae sounds, Morgan Heritage’s music found a global audience during their remarkable career. A New York Times music critic praised their 1999 performance at Irving Plaza in New York City for their genuine singing style and socially aware lyrics reminiscent of 1970s reggae.

Morgan Heritage’s album Strictly Roots won the coveted title of Best Reggae Album of the Year at the 2015 Grammy Awards, marking the apex of their achievement.

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