“Peetah” Morgan, lead singer of reggae band Morgan Heritage, dies aged 46

Colleta Ochieng
Colleta Ochieng

Peter Anthony Morgan, lead singer of the popular reggae band Morgan Heritage that he founded with four siblings, died on Sunday aged 46.

In a statement posted Sunday on social media, the family asked for privacy and thanked people in advance for their love and support.

The announcement did not share a cause of death.

Morgan, known as “Peetah,” was a son of renowned Jamaican reggae singer Denroy Morgan.

He and his siblings formed Morgan Heritage in 1994, and the band won a Grammy for best reggae album in 2016 for “Strictly Roots.”

One of his brothers, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, moved to Tennessee, where he aimed to introduce Nashville to reggae.


“If you follow reggae music and country music, it’s a lot of storytelling,” Morgan told The Associated Press in 2018. “In reggae we tell the story of people suffering.”


The other siblings who helped found the band were Una Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan.

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