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Grammy-winning Reggae Singer Peetah Morgan Dies at 46

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By Jaden Francis - - 5 Mins Read
Peter Anthony Morgan shooting a music video
Peetah Morgan on set for music video | YT

Peter Anthony Morgan, frequently hailed by his stage name 'Peetah Morgan', has been reported dead at the age of 46.

The gloomy announcement was posted on social media by the family of the Morgan Heritage Band leader, who did not specify the cause of his demise.

According to the Hartford Courant newspaper in 1999, Peter Anthony Morgan was among the over twenty-five offspring of Denroy Morgan, a Jamaican-born reggae icon who passed away in 2022.

Peter and a few of his brothers and sisters received their education in Springfield, Massachusetts, where their grandmother resided, while their father resided in New York.

According to the Courant, Mojo, Peter Morgan's brother, said they used to attend school throughout the week, but on Friday nights, they would come to New York and rehearse with their father for the entire weekend. They would then return on Monday, just in time for school.

Musical Legacy- Peetah Morgan Songs

Peetah Morgan's songs and impact on reggae were unmatched, as his chart-topping tunes resonated across the globe.

Among his notable tracks were "Protect Us Jah" (1997) and "Don't Haffi Dread" (1999), which he produced in collaboration with Bobby Digital, a highly influential Jamaican producer.

According to VP Records, they dropped their debut album, "Miracle," under MCA Records in 1994.


Peter Morgan in the music video (Selah) with the other members of Morgan Heritage
Peetah Morgan in the video of Selah with the Morgan Heritage crew | Vevo/YT

His music highlighted his impressive singing abilities and conveyed messages of compassion, harmony, and societal consciousness, inspiring listeners to effect positive change.

Morgan Heritage's albums achieved significant success on the Billboard reggae charts, with "Strictly Roots" being awarded the title of best reggae album at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

Although their album "Avrakedabra" was nominated for the same award two years later, it was ultimately beaten by "Stony Hill" by Damian Marley, one of Bob Marley's sons.

In 2023, the band released their newest album, "The Homeland," which emphasized the African origins of reggae music and included contributions from musicians hailing from Jamaica and Africa.

The inspiration for this project came after the band performed in Kenya back in 2015 and spent time in both Kenya and Ghana, where they discovered the deep connections between Jamaica and Africa.

Peter Morgan, speaking to Kaboom Magazine, expressed his desire for the album to enhance the band's legacy, despite its delay due to the pandemic.

He expressed his desire for the collection of works, the catalogue, to be recognized as some of the most exceptional music ever produced over the years.

Additionally, he hoped that the music would serve as a source of inspiration for future generations - his subtle way of saying goodbye.

There is currently no information available regarding Mr. Morgan's surviving family members. However, according to a statement released by his family, he was a beloved husband, father, son, and brother.

Peetah Morgan saying goodbye is a profound loss to the music world, as 

fans have flooded social media with messages of condolences.