Government of Montserrat

The Mighty Arrow, Soca King of the World, dies at 60

BRADES, Montserrat – The Government and People of Montserrat join in mourning the loss of The Soca King of the World, Alphonsus “The Mighty Arrow” Cassell MBE. He died at his residence on Montserrat today Wednesday 15 September 2010 at the age of 60.

The island’s national Radio Station ZJB was today overwhelmed with calls of grief and offers of condolences to Arrow’s family in an atmosphere of deep mourning across the island.

Montserrat’s Chief Minister, The Honourable Reuben T. Meade said; “Arrow’s passing is a national loss of a Cultural Institution and a National Icon who was generous, kind and the embodiment of an enduring and unmoving love for humanity.  Arrow was an entertainer who shared with his people and the world life’s lessons of securing triumph over challenges and opportunity over loss.  He will live on in the hearts of all Montserratians.”

Arrow was diagnosed with cerebral cancer in early 2009.  He was airlifted to the neighbouring island of Antigua last week for treatment.  His family wishes to thank the medical teams in Montserrat, Miami and Antigua, friends and family who gave their support during the period of his illness.

Arrow or “Phonzie”, as he was referred to by close friends and family, is responsible for taking the Soca genre to the international music scene with his 1982 smash hit, Hot, Hot, Hot.

Having won the local Montserrat Calypso Competition on three occasions, the talents of the proud son of Montserrat were spotted by former Beatles manager, Sir George Martin, who worked with Arrow to turn his focus to his recording and touring career.

Arrow recorded no less than 22 studio albums with other notable hits including Long Time, Dancing Mood, O’La Soca and Groove Master. He has performed at concerts, music festivals and gala events across the globe.

“His death is a great loss to the family, his native land of Montserrat and the music world,” said his brother, Justin “Hero” Cassell, another talented vocalist and songwriter, who worked with Arrow during his peak years. Funeral arrangements are to be announcements in due course.

For further information contact Justin “Hero” Cassell at 1 (664) 496-0203 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1 (664) 496-0203      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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