Derrick ‘Corey’ Edwards, a member of dancehall group Merital Family was shot and killed in Montego Bay on Thursday night.
Merital Family was once members of the Vybz Kartel led Portmore Empire. Reports are that they left the empire over money issues.
The Merital family were actually a dance group before gaining fame under Vybz Kartel tutelage. They are credited with dances like “buss a win” and “dutty wine”. The latter was made famous by Tony Matterhorn in a song of the same name.
Corey’s death comes just a day after female dancehall artist and wife of Joe Bogdanovich, Toya, died of complications from diabetes.
Condolences go out to the family, friends and fans of Derrick ‘Corey’ Edwards.