Former Vybz Kartel recruit stabbed to death
Dancehall artiste Gaza Maxwell, a former member of the Vybz Kartel-led Portmore Empire, is dead.
A source close to the deceased revealed that the entertainer, whose real name is Maxwell Lawson, was at a studio in Springfield, St Thomas, last Monday when he was attacked by a knife-wielding man.
The deejay was stabbed to death.
His attacker is yet to be identified.
Maxwell was most known for his song Miss You, a track he recorded with producer Notnice. The deejay worked closely with the well-known producer throughout his career, and Notnice has been shaken by his death.
He told THE WEEKEND STAR that Maxwell's end was a sad one, especially as the entertainer was so young and full of potential.
"Me stress out because is somebody me used to work closely with from Gaza days, so fi hear this, and the way him dead, it messed up," he said. "Gaza Maxwell didn't deserve to die that way. He was a good youth."
Notnice said Maxwell's death is a blow to the industry as he was a talented artiste who had a bright future.
"Mi nuh voice 'fool fool' artiste, and Kartel nah go recruit 'fool fool' artiste, either. And a really Kartel did bring him come as a part of the Empire," he said. "Kartel say him (Maxwell) did remind him a the Festival man, Eric Donaldson, and a so comes me get fi voice him. The last song me voice wid him was Miss You, a RIP song on the 'Eternal' Rhythm, so this just sad. From Gaza thing mash up, him did gone a St Thomas gone pursue music same way. Him never stop."
Checks with the Constabulary Communications Unit revealed that the police are investigating the matter, but no arrest has been made so far.