“He was unable to receive the immediate medical attention that he needed, and a cat scan was performed on Wednesday and he died a few hours afterwards,” the source said.
Food Kartel is survived by nine children.
The comedian-artiste is known for creating spoofs of popular dancehall songs to create lyrics based on food and articulating culinary delights. Stage show patrons will remember classics like Kitchen Hero, Cook It Inna, Dumpling Tight, Brown Stew Fish and Hot Rice. The artiste’s career was marred due to legal troubles in 2011 when he was accused of carnal abuse. The case was eventually thrown out.