Grange mourns Louis Marriott's passing
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has paid tribute to the actor, broadcaster, director and writer Louis Marriott who passed away yesterday. He was 81.
Minister Grange said Marriott was a multitalented and creative man who had contributed much to Jamaica’s culture.
“Louis was one of the last great band of local theatre practitioners, including the late Trevor Rhone, Charles Hyatt and Lloyd Record, to have left us in recent times. It was heart breaking to receive news of his passing on Emancipation Day," the minister said in a statement. “His memory will live on in family and friends, but also in the books and many plays that he wrote, including ‘Bedward’ which is widely regarded as a Jamaican and Caribbean classic. Louis Marriott was, truly, a stalwart of Jamaican theatre.”
Marriott, who served as a press secretary to former prime minister, the late Michael Manley, is listed
as an exemplary Public Relations specialist and Media Practitioner. He died leaving his widow, Erica, and daughters Lavinia and Karen.