Beenie Man and fellow artistes support tribute event for Bounty Killer’s mother

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11 MARCH,2012

An array of Dancehall and Reggae superstars turned out to support industry giant, Bounty Killer at a tribute event dedicated to his late mother.

Bounty Killer held a nine night on Monday in honor of his mother, Ivy Williams aka Miss Ivy, who passed away last week Sunday at the age of 71 following an illness.

The wake, which took place in Bounty’s home community of Seaview Gardens in Kingston featured appearances from several prominent Jamaican artistes such as Busy Signal, Elephant Man, Richie Stephens, Bridgez, Richie Stephens and Elephant Man, amongst several others.

Perhaps the biggest name, however, on the list of stars that appeared at the nine night was Bounty Killer’s long-time rival, Beenie Man who offered condolences and words of encouragement for his on and off friend as they remembered Miss Ivy.

Bounty Killer offered his gratitude to Beenie Man and addressed the support he’s received in this time of mourning, via Twitter, following the conclusion of the wake.

“Me and my family just wanna extend our gratitude and appreciation 4 the turn out and support last nite 4 Mama. It was overwhelming to numbers of persons that came thru from as far as St. Bess and Clarendon, music industry players, media houses, and the general public, all my close friends fans and mostly to Moses Davis. The last man some ppl ‘d be looking to see came and paid his respek. Bless up the Doc as Bounty and Beenie is like PNP and JLP, we don’t need one without the other. I love Jamaican ppl yow. We The Best!!” he tweeted.

It remains unknown if or when funeral arrangements will be made for Miss Ivy. She was survived by her eight children, with Bounty Killer being the youngest son, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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