It has now been confirmed that Haitian rapper Jean ‘Jimmy O’ Jimmy Alexandre has died in the Haitian Earthquake. The body of the 35 year old Kreyol rapper, who was in the Haitian capital to work on a mixtape, was discovered yesterday and identified by his passport. Sadly, like many others that perished during the disaster, he was crushed by rubble that was dislodged during the 7.0 earthquake.
Jimmy O was well-respected in the local rap scene, helping to mentor young artists and contributing to the Yele Haiti Foundation. On Tuesday, shortly after the massive quake hit his homeland, rapper and humanitarian Wyclef Jean announced on CNN that he was in the process of trying to search for his friend and colleague, stating “I urge everyone who’s listening right now that knows how great this kid is in Haiti — I need y’all to verify this information. It would be a terrible loss for us.”
Rest in Peace Jimmy O
So far, Jean’s Yele Haiti Earthquake appeal has raised a total of $2 million and the money will be reportedly be allocated to emergency relief, food and other much-needed help for the people of Port-au-Prince that were affected by the earthquake.
Wyclef on Ground in Haiti (FOX NEWS)
Leave a comment
No comments yet.