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Foundation in memory of Delus to be launched

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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NEARLY a year after his death, a charity foundation in memory of recording artist Delus will be launched at 12 Hillcrest Avenue in Kingston this evening.

This was confirmed by a post made on Instagram by dancehall artiste Konshens, younger brother to the late entertainer.

The charity will assist persons suffering from depression and anxiety.

This evening's event, set for a 7:00 pm start, is dubbed Delus Lived. It will also serve as a celebration of the life of the late dancehall deejay, who died in an apparent suicide.

Delus, whose real name was Delmark Spence, reportedly shot himself in the head on June 22, 2016. He was 35 years old.

“Come have a drink, hol' a vibe, listen good music, and remember one a di realest yute eva walk earth,” the post read.

Konshens and Delus emerged on the dancehall scene in the early 2000s as the duo Sojah. Their first hit was Medz Pon Di Corner, released in 2004.

That year, the brothers toured Japan where the song was popular. They also released the album, Sons of Jah.

Eventually they went solo, but often collaborated on songs like She's Happy, So High, Wake Up and Call The Police.

Delus was known for the songs Sticky Ah Road, Another Gal, True Love and Come Ova featuring Patra. At the time of his death, he was promoting his Public Relations EP.

— Simone Morgan-Lindo

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