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From Carib World News

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Sept. 14, 2009: The mother of Jamaican reggae singer, Beres Hammond, has passed away at the phenomenal age of 98.

Roslyn Patterson passed away on September 12th in Port Maria, St. Mary, West Indian Times reports indicate. Patterson was born in Portland, Jamaica but lived most of her life in Annatto Bay, St. Mary, the website reported. Mrs. Patterson was also the grandmother of Sharon Gordon of TSO Productions.

Hammond, born Hugh Beresford Hammond, in Annotto Bay, Saint Mary, Jamaica is known in particular for his romantic lovers rock. His career began in the 1970s but he reached his greatest success in the 1990s. His first album of the new millennium was 2001`s Music Is Life, which featured an appearance by Wyclef Jean.

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