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False reports of The Mighty Sparrow's death

2013-09-13 00:29:27

The Mighty Sparrow
Calypso music legend, 'The Mighty Sparrow'

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Several reports are being circulated via social media that Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow is dead, however the Trinidad Express and Trinidad and Tobago's Consulate General in New York have reported that the singer is alive and showing signs of improvement.

Trinidad Express reported that Mighty Sparrow's son, Anthony Francisco, told them his father was improving slowly and also urged them to wait to hear of any changes from Sparrow’s children or his wife before making an announcement.

According to the T&T Consulate General, Francisco reported to them at 8:37 am today (Thursday) that his father "is resting comfortably, and he's alive and well". Francisco also thanked the public for their prayers.

The Express also reported that according to his wife Margaret Francisco, Sparrow started coughing yesterday.

Sparrow, whose given name is Slinger Francisco, is reported to be in a New York hospital.

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