The music fraternity is mourning to the death of Dancehall singjay J Capri, who died at the University Hospital of the West Indies last Friday morning (Dec 4).
The Dancehall rising star was in a coma since being involved in a motor vehicle accident in the Barbican area of St Andrew on November 23.
J Capri, whose given name is Jordan Phillips, reportedly lost control of her motor vehicle which hit a wall before overturning on Barbican Road.
She suffered severe head trauma and was placed in an induced coma at the University Hospital of the West Indies. She succumbed to her injuries on December 4.
She succumbed to her injuries on December 4.
J Capri’s funeral service is set for Monday December 14, at the UWI Chapel in St. Andrew.
The service is scheduled to get underway at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in the Dovecot Memorial Gardens in St Catherine.
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Her father Kenneth Phillips was distraught when media reporters spoke with him.
“We are trying our best to cope under what is a very difficult situation,” he said between sobs.
“She was so young and so full of promise, that for this to happen is surreal… I can’t even wrap my head around it fully.”
He said the hospital called about 3:00 am to report further complications. By the time he rushed there she had died.
“This is the worst thing for a parent to imagine and even worse to experience. She never got to realise her full potential. She was making plans for a tour of the US and Canada. This was gonna be good for her as she is more known in Europe…. and it’s not to be,” he lamented.
Phillips was very close to his daughter. She was the eldest of his three children and, for more than 18 years, his only child. Her younger siblings are three and five years old.
J Capri’s last major performance in Jamaica was on Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest in July.
She is best known for the songs Reverse It and Wine and Kotch.