According to The Gleaner Burrell died overseas this afternoon after a long struggle with illness.
Burrell served as captain in the Jamaica Defence Force and rose to prominence with the military team before being elected to the JFF presidency in 1994.
He was also the founder of the restaurant chain The Captain’s Bakery and Grill and Captain’s Aviation Services.
Burrell was known to be battling cancer since last year.
More information and updates will be provided later.