Singing Sandra (Sandra DesVignes-Millington), the second woman to win the Calypso Monarch contest, and often regarded as the mother of the calypso fraternity has died. She was 64.
Newsday understands she died at Mt Hope.
The news of her death spread rapidly on social media in the early hours of Thursday.
Music producer Carl "Beaver" Henderson posted on Facebook, "A soldier of peace, love and calypso left with her dignity. RIP my sister. You have done sooo much good."
In a phone interview he added that TT's musical foundation was “going so quickly.”
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