Upcoming reggae entertainer Jay Prince is mourning the death of his 79 year old father who died in the Intensive care unit of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) yesterday morning.

The artiste’s father had succumbed to injuries sustained during a fire at his business place in Swallowfield, St. Andrew last week Tuesday.

Music News understands that he had been sleeping in his shoe repair shop when the fire broke out. He suffered second degree burns and later fell into a gully located behind the shop. He was eventually rescued by police but succumbed to his injuries one week later.

Jay Prince is the last of his 14 children.

The entertainer was the Newsic Artiste on IRIE FM’s E-Buzz last Wednesday.