Former Third World member, Irvin 'Carrot' Jarrett is dead

July 31, 2018

Former Third World percussionist Irvin 'Carrot' Jarrett has died at the age of 69. Jarrett died early today at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in Kingston. He fathered five children and was married to his soul mate, Alisia Jarrett since 2013.

The death of the musician was described by communications specialist Coleen Douglas as “completely unexpected.” Douglas told The STAR that it is believed that he transitioned peacefully. His widow was in no state to speak directly to the media, but wanted persons to know that Irvin passed peacefully.

Jarrett's former Third World bandmate and friend, Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper, said “having consulted with the family, Carrot’s death, though sudden did not sound painful as up until this morning he only appeared to have fallen asleep and passed serenely.”

Cooper and Jarrett met prior to being members of the Grammy-nominated reggae band. Cooper said “he is my brother and if anything he was a master drummer that contributed a lot to music and specifically the National Dance Theatre Company.”