Twitter reacts to 'Cash Pot' boss' passing

October 24, 2016
Brian George
George (right) with his sons Christopher and Matthew.
Brian George and his wife, Keneea

Brian George, president and CEO of famed Supreme Ventures Limited (SLV), died yesterday after being rushed to the Andrew's Memorial Hospital in St Andrew after complaining of feeling ill.

George, 59, was among the trending topics on social media platform Twitter as news of his death surfaced.

People from across various sectors, near and far, including government, sent condolences to his family, and expressed how much of a great person the now deceased was.

Born in Trinidad, George became the President and CEO of SVL in 2003.

THE STAR compiled a few of the post;

Cliff Hughes (@cliffnationwide) tweeted, "Shock! #briangeorge is dead. A gentleman of class with a golden heart. Special thoughts for Kennea and his family. Walk good, Sir Brian!"

Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) tweeted, "The Government joins with the Supreme Ventures family in mourning the loss of a great businessman, Brian George. "

Portia Simpson Miller (@PsimpsonMiller) tweeted, "I am shocked and saddened by sudden passing of Brian George. Condolences to his family and friends."

Owen James (@owenjamesja) tweeted, "Condolences to Brian George's family. He was a shrewd and successful manager at Supreme Ventures and good family man."

Naomi Francis (@nemsfrancis) tweeted, "RIP Brian George #Shocking #Devastating #SVL family condolences."

Dahlia Harris (@DahliaHarris) tweeted, "Brian George. Jamaica has lost another of her sons, and yes sons because he loved this country so much. Always ready to support development."

Yasmine Brown (@BrownYasmine) tweeted, "Death have a time to steal us away to the grave..." RIP #BrianGeorge One of the sweetest person, gone too soon.. Stay strong wife and boys."

Khalil Harris (@khalilworld) tweeted, "Saddened by the passing of Sir #BrianGeorge. Condolences to his family, friends and the #SVL team. He will be missed.

Yesterday, Supreme Ventures Limited released a statement saying it is deeply shocked and saddened by the death of its president and CEO.

"He had been battling illness for some time, but continued on a daily basis to discharge all of his duties to SVL," said chairman Paul Hoo.

He said the company is trying to come to terms with the "significant loss" of a man the Supreme family will miss beyond words.

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