Morgan Heritage lead singer Peter 'Anthony' Morgan dies aged 46

Morgan Heritage lead singer Peter "Anthony" Morgan. [Peetahmusic/Instagram]

The music world is in mourning following the announcement by the legendary reggae group Morgan Heritage of the passing of their lead singer, Peter "Anthony" Morgan.

In a moving post on their official Instagram account, the band shared this solemn news with their fans and followers.

The post featured a heartfelt message, stating, "It is out of sincere love that we share that our beloved husband, father, son, and brother and lead singer of Morgan Heritage Peter Anthony Morgan has ascended today February 25th, 2024."

Morgan Heritage, often referred to as the "Royal Family of Reggae," has been an integral part of the reggae music scene, spreading messages of love and unity through their music.

The post continued to echo the band's Rastafarian beliefs, stating, "Jah come and save us from ourselves because love is the only way."

The family and band expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support they have received and asked for prayers during this difficult period.

The Morgans also made a plea for privacy, highlighting their need for space and peace as they grieve: "We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time of healing. Thank you!"

The caption of the post, "Heritage 4 Life!" reflects the band's commitment to their music and each other as a family.

Peter "Anthony" Morgan, with his distinctive voice and stage presence, played a pivotal role in the band's success, which includes a Grammy award and numerous other accolades.

His contribution to the genre and the music industry has been significant, with a career that inspired a generation of reggae artists and fans alike.

Details regarding the cause of his passing and memorial plans have not been revealed. Fans and the music world are expected to come together to honor his memory and legacy in the days to come.