Jamaican Musician, Producer, broadcaster and FAME FM DJ Arif Cooper died suddenly early this morning, leaving the music industry in shock and mourning.
The news of his untimely passing has come as a shock to his colleagues, friends, and fans alike. Social media platforms have been flooded with messages of condolences, with many expressing their sadness at the loss of such a talented and respected figure.
Cooper collapsed while performing at a party at the Police Officers Club. Attempts to resuscitate him were made, but he was unresponsive. He was taken to the hospital but was later declared dead.
Arif began DJing at house parties, dances, and nightclubs in 1991, eventually progressing to international festivals and major international dancehall events.
In 1998, he founded Fresh Ear Productions and began working on the development of two Hard Records.
In 1998 he joined FAME FM in the capacity of broadcaster/radio disc jockey where he held the position until he died.
Michael Ibo Cooper, a musician and music educator, was Arif's father.
The music industry has lost a true talent and a beloved figure. Arif Cooper's legacy will continue to live on through his music and the memories of those who knew and loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.