Sources have confirmed that female dancehall artiste J Capri, who was hospitalised for more than a week following a motor vehicle crash, has died.
Social media users on Twitter and Instagram are seemingly in disbelief as they await confirmation while others, including beauty queen Yendi Phillipps, Tifa, and Vanessa Bling have already started expressing condolences.
The 23-year-old, whose full name is Jordan Phillips, was on November 23 rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies and reportedly underwent surgery after suffering from what is said to be a fractured skull as well as brain damage.
An appeal went out for people to donate blood on her behalf.
Days after, despite being in an induced coma, she was said to be showing signs of improvement.
Reports are that the ‘Wine and Kotch‘ singer was travelling on November 23, in the Barbican area of St Andrew about 3:00 am when she reportedly lost control of the car she was driving, which slammed into a wall.
Beauty queen and media personality Yendi Phillipps described J Capri as “one of the most truly talented people dancehall music has seen in a long time“. She posted a video of herself dancing to one of J Capri’s popular songs.
Because I think she's one of the most truly talented people dancehall music has seen in a long time…I love her music and I'm happy she knew it!!! She reposted this video almost a year ago…and I proper fanned out! Lol Simply because I just rate her….I wish we got a little more time with you and your musical gift but I've learned to never ever question our creator. So although this does not feel good…we have to trust his timing. Maximum love and respect Jordan. @jcapri_hcr you did your thing girl!! Salute! #jcapri 👼👼👼👼👼#RestWithTheAngels
J Capri, real name Jordan Phillips, is known for songs such as Wine and Kotch with Charly Blacks, Pull Up To Mi Bumpa with Konshens and more recently, Boom and Ben Over. She was a past student of Wolmer’s Girls’ School.