DIED : 16 MAY 2011
According to the Old Harbor Police, the thirty six year old entertainer of Unity in St. Andrew was shot by a gunman in an area known as “Vietnam” in Church Pen at about 10:00 p.m Monday night.Dancehall deejay Risto Benji (real name – Michael Benjamin), who rose to some prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a young entertainer with hits such as “Passport Buddy” (featured below) and “Gun John Crow”, was reportedly shot dead last night by a gunman in an area known as “Vietnam” in Church Pen, St. Catherine.

It’s reported that at approximately 10 p.m. last night, Benji was sitting outside a house, when a man walked up and shot him multiple times. Benji later died at hospital. The police have not yet established a motive for his murder.

Risto Benji was taken to the Spanish Town hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The police are investigating.

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