Pop singer Karen Smith is dead. Smith, who was battling colon cancer, died at Best Western Health Hospital in St. James on Saturday morning.
Sources indicate that well-known #Jamaican Songbird/Carabet Singer ‘Karen Smith’ has died ……. Further #Reports suggest that ‘Smith’ was being treated for #ColanCancer at a medical facility in #MontegoBay…’Smith’ #Reportedly passed away early this morning • 9/11/21
She is 61 years old.Her husband, veteran bass guitarist Jackie Jackson confirmed her death.”She passed away at 3:10 this morning… She was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in September last year and had surgery in early October 2020.
She had chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but nothing helped,” Jackson Tell the Jamaican observer not long ago.”What do I think, the time is up… If the Lord says’come now,’ nothing can stop it. I will remember her forever. It’s unforgettable,” he continued. A former president of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union (JFMAU), Smith is known for her broad range of musical styles, from jazz to reggae.