The Air Jamaica family is deeply saddened by the death of a pioneer of Jamaica's music industry, the Honorable Byron Lee. According to a release sent out last week, “Lee was always a great friend to Air Jamaica, proudly promoting the Airline all over the world.” He was honored by the airline with his induction into the Air Jamaica Hall of Fame in 2003 for his invaluable contribution to the development of Jamaica’s tourism product.
“Byron Lee has delighted people across Jamaica and throughout the world with his music," said George deMercado, senior director of sales, in a written a release. "He will be greatly missed. I have lost not only a school mate, but a friend of many years, one who has brightened the lives of so many with his music and genuine compassion for his fellow man. We send our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this very difficult time.