BORN : 03 MARCH 1973 KINGSTON
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.