Antigua & Barbuda, W.I. - The steelband fraternity and other community members of this twin-island nation will greatly miss one it’s well-known steelband cultural icons, Leroy “Jughead” Gordon who passed away last Thursday, November 13, after ailing for some time.
Leroy “Jughead” Gordon
Gordon, who was a founding member of the Harmonites International Steel Orchestra reportedly succumbed to heart failure linked to cancer complications at the Winter's Medical Clinic in Antigua at 11.20 a.m. Gordon was still actively involved with Harmonites, based in St. John’s, the nation’s capital.
A former president of the Antigua & Barbuda Pan Association - on November 3, the nation’s 27th anniversary of Independence - Gordon had just been recognized for his lifelong contribution to the country’s overall carnival culture, and the steelband art form. He was bestowed the honor of ‘Officer of the Most Precious Order of Princely Heritage.’
Leroy “Jughead” Gordon will be missed by many.
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