Morgan Heritage Lead Singer Peter "Peetah" Morgan Passes Away at 46

The Morgan Heritage family confirms the loss of their lead vocalist, Peter "Peetah" Morgan, at 46, requesting privacy as they mourn

  • Staff Consortium
  • February 25, 2024

Peter “Peetah” Morgan, the lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning band Morgan Heritage.

Reggae music has lost one of its renowned voices with the passing of Peter “Peetah” Morgan, the lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning band Morgan Heritage, at the age of 46.

The band, which delivered hits like "Don’t Haffi Dread (To Be Rasta)," "Down by the River," and "She’s Still Loving Me," shared the news of Peetah’s death on Sunday. While the cause of death was not disclosed, the family's message on social media conveyed both their love for Peetah and their grief at his departure.

“It is out of sincere love that we share that our beloved husband, father, son, and brother and lead singer of Morgan Heritage Peter Anthony Morgan has ascended today,” read a statement from the Morgan family on Instagram. The family called upon divine intervention in their message, stating, “Jah come and save from ourselves because love is the only way.”

The statement continued to express gratitude for the support from fans and the community: “Our family thanks you in advance for your overwhelming love and support, and we ask your continued prayers as we go through this process. We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time of healing.”

Morgan Heritage has been a staple in the reggae music scene, praised for its vibrant blend of sounds and poignant lyrics. The group was formed by the children of Reggae singer Denroy Morgan, who passed away in 2022. The original lineup included Peetah, Una Morgan, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan, and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan. 

The band's latest work, "The Homeland," was released in April 2023. 

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