Fans give support to Buju Banton amid death of his son  Loop Jamaica

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Dancehall and reggae singer Buju Banton is mourning the death of his son, Miles Myrie. 

Miles, 20, passed away recently, but there has been no public confirmation of the cause of death. 

He was reportedly living in the United States when he died, according to Jahazeil Myrie, one of Banton’s sons, who first confirmed Miles’ death on Monday. 

Jahazeil, on his Instagram story, shared a photograph of himself and Miles on Monday, which was accompanied by Popcaan’s mournful single ‘Only Jah Know’, along with a broken heart emoji.

Taking to his official Instagram page on Thursday, Banton posted a photograph of Miles, adding the caption, “Sip papa God Knows.”

The post has garnered nearly 47,000 likes and over 6,500 comments up to Friday morning.

Many of his fans, politicians, and prominent members of the entertainment fraternity have been expressing their condolences and support to the Jamaican music legend in time of his bereavement “Rest in peace Miles  Condolences to the family ,” commented Opposition Leader Mark Golding.

“My deepest condolences to you (Buju Banton) and your family my brother,” wrote Reggae legend Beres Hammond, dancehall artiste Chi Ching Ching wrote: “Condolences to you and the entire family ” Added reggae singer Dre Island: “Love and strength to the whole family  Jah kno.” 

Other entertainers, including Sean Paul, Rohan Marley, Spragga Benz, Munga Honorable, and Alborosie, gave their support to Banton. 

Meanwhile, reggae singer and member of Morgan Heritage, Gramps Morgan, who recently lost his brother, took to his own Instagram page to express his condolences.

Along with a picture of Banton and his son, Morgan wrote: “Miles Myrie may your soul rest in peace My Brother.

“@bujubanton may you be comforted through this time and the mother of the child I’m with you. Bredda no parent should have to bury a child but God knows,” said Morgan.