Bajan Calypsonian Allan Mighty Whitey Taylor passed away on September 22nd, after battling diabetes for several years.
He had lost several toes and then a leg from complications of the disease. He was 56.
Internationally known as ‘The Mighty Whitey’ will be missed by his wide scope of friends for his witty musical lyrics, his kind fun loving and generous spirit and for his tireless fundraising work for charitable causes in Barbados.Taylor is perhaps best known for the hits White Glove (which carried an anti-AIDS message) and 1000 Pounds of Blubber, which he did with Biggie Irie and Fatman.
As word of Mighty Whitey’s passing spread, his colleagues took to the social media to extend condolences to his family. Biggie Irie was among them.
“Rest in Peace, Mighty Whitey, my friend,” Biggie Irie said. There was also a message from Mr Dale which read: “My deepest condolences go out to his fam [family]. RIP.”