THE MIGHTY SPARROW ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY! |

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THE MIGHTY SPARROW ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY! |.
“He is responding well to treatment and his health is progressing. Yes, he is talking and his health has improved. However, he continues to need prayers and we as a family are thankful for the support and the prayers he has received since he became ill. Thank God,” she was quoted as saying.

The Grenada-born Sparrow, 78, was in New York in early September to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Trinidad and Tobago Consulate. He, however, felt ill and was rushed to hospital. He later went into a coma.

The Calypso legend has a strong Jamaican connection as he was a close friend of the late bandleader Byron Lee (from Byron Lee and the Dragonaires), performing here in 1960s for the first time and a frequent face on Lee’s Jamaica Carnival.

The two collaborated on the 1975 album, Again!, which contained the hit songs Dragon Dance and Obeah Wedding.

In August 2001, Sparrow received a Jamaica Independence Award during the country’s independence celebrations.

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