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The family is reacting to the death of dancehall artiste J Capri, who died at the University Hospital of the West Indies yesterday morning.

Twenty-three-year-old J Capri, whose real name is Jordan Phillips, was in a coma since being involved in a motor vehicle accident in the Barbican area of St Andrew on November 23.

Her father Kenneth Phillips was distraught when the Jamaica Observer spoke with him yesterday.

“We are trying our best to cope under what is a very difficult situation,” he said between sobs. “She was so young and so full of promise, that for this to happen is surreal… I can’t even wrap my head around it fully.”

He said the hospital called about 3:00 am to report further complications. By the time he rushed there she had died.

“This is the worst thing for a parent to imagine and even worse to experience. She never got to realize her full potential. She was making plans for a tour of the US and Canada. This was gonna be good for her as she is more known in Europe…. and it’s not to be,” he lamented.

Phillips was very close to his daughter. She was the eldest of his three children and, for more than 18 years, his only child. Her younger siblings are three and five years old.

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