Just days after the brutal murder of Donald “Tabby Diamond” Shaw the lead singer of the Mighty Diamonds, the group and the entire reggae music community is in mourning again over the death of bandmate Bunny Diamond.
Bunny Diamond whose real name is Fitzroy Simpson died on Friday after a long battle with diabetes.
“I can’t deal with this…it’s tough. The second one of the Mighty Diamonds to pass away in four days,” Frankie Campbell, chairman of The Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates, told 18 Karat Reggae.
‘Tabby Diamond’ was one of two shot dead in a drive-by gun attack on McKinley Crescent in Kingston. Shaw was the group’s lead vocalist, with Fitzroy ‘Bunny’ Simpson and ‘Lloyd’ Judge Ferguson providing harmony vocals. The ‘Diamond’ was added to the names of the members of the group over the years.
The Mighty Diamonds is a Jamaican harmony trio with a strong Rastafarian influence. The group was formed in 1969 and remained together until 2012. They are best known for their debut album Right Time.