Blaxx passes away; soca star fails to recover from Covid-19

Trinidad and Tobago soca star Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart died today after failing to recover from Covid-19. The 59-year-old singer, who had underlying health issues or comorbidities, was warded at the intensive care unit of the Arima General Hospital.

Blaxx’s management team released a statement today, which read: ‘The family of Mr Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart along with the management and members of the D’All Starz regret to announce the untimely passing of Mr Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart. May his voice now be heard among the angels.’

Image: A statement from the management of late soca star Dexter ‘Blaxx’ Stewart.

A late bloomer in the soca world, Blaxx became one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most popular artistes with a string of hits like Breathless, Leh Go, Hulk, Gyal Owner, and, more recently, Rock So. He lists his first hit as ‘Dutty’ in 2007.

Blaxx, who was born in south Trinidad but grew up in Morvant, was hospitalised for a kidney infection in late 2020. He had five children: Faith, Harmony, Lisey, Tyrrel and Kello.

As of Sunday 27 March 2022, the Ministry of Health recorded 3,734 deaths of Covid-19 patients since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. 

There are 7,388 active cases of the novel coronavirus at present.

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