Edi Fitzroy

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Edi Fitzroy
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Fitzroy in 2011
Background information
Birth nameFitzroy Edwards
Born17 November 1955
Chapelton, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
Died4 March 2017 (aged 61)
May Pen, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
GenresReggae
OccupationsSinger/songwriter
Years active1975–2017
LabelsMusical Ambassador
Alligator
VP
RAS
Confidence

Fitzroy Edwards (17 November 1955 – 4 March 2017), better known by his stage name Edi Fitzroy, was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter. His career began in 1975 but best known for his work in the dancehall era. He was known for his songs "Miss Molly Colly" and "Deep in Mi Culture". He has been a regular performer at annual Peter Tosh memorial concerts in Jamaica.[1]

Personal life[change | change source]

Fitzroy was born in Chapelton, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica. He studied at Chapelton All-Age and Clarendon College.[2] Fitzroy was a Rastafarian, stating that he has been "from birth".[2]

Fitzroy died on 4 March 2017 at a hospital in May Pen, Claredon Parish, Jamaica, aged 62.[3]

Songs[change | change source]

  • Youthman Penitentiary (1982), Alligator
  • Check For You Once (1982), Musical Ambassador
  • Coming Up Strong (1984), Musical Ambassador
  • Eclipse (1987), RAS
  • Pollution (1990), VP
  • Deep in Mi Culture (1993), Henry K
  • We a Lion (2000)
  • Hold the Vibes (2006), King Step
Compilations
  • First Class Citizen (2001), Musical Ambassador
  • The Best Of Edi Fitzroy Featuring Sly and Robbie and The Roots Radics (2010), Musical Ambassador

References[change | change source]

  1. Frater, Adrian (2007) "'Tribute' paid to Lucky Dube", Jamaica Gleaner, 23 October 2007, retrieved 2010-08-26
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anglin-Christie, Kavelle (2007) "Edi Fitzroy still honours 'Princess Black'", Jamaica Gleaner, 15 April 2007, retrieved 2010-08-26
  3. "Singer Edi Fitzroy Has Died", Jamaica Gleaner, 4 March 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017

Other websites[change | change source]