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The Mighty Sparrow’s Condition continues to improve, after stroke + Mighty Sparrow Is NOT Dead + Breaking News: The Mighty Sparrow In A Coma
As the Mighty Sparrow continues his recovery after slipping into a coma a few weeks ago in New York, the Caribbean cultural icon has regained his speech and has made significant progress.
“He is responding well to treatment and his health is progressing,” said Michelle Francisco, one of his daughters. “Yes, he is talking and his health has improved. However, he continues to need prayers and we as a family are thankful for the support and the prayers he has received since he became ill. Thank God.”
The Mighty Sparrow, considered the world’s calypso and soca monarch has shown steady improvement in recent weeks and the family has expressed their thanks to the doctors, nurses and other professional staffers treating the man who for more than a half a century has entertainment people around the world with his creative musical compositions, the lyrics and the social commentary contained in his hit tunes.
The singer who was born in Grenada but spent most of his life in Trinidad and Tobago is known for such dozens of memorable hits, dating back to the 1950s. Among them are “Mae Mae,” “Big Bamboo,” “Leave the Damn Doctor Alone,” and “Ten to One is Murder.” In more recent times he has added “Barack the Magnificent,” an ode to President Barack Obama. He has been honored by the government of Trinidad and Tobago, the University of the West Indies and other major institutions across the Caribbean and the U.S.
The Caribbean community was sent into mourning today after news surfaced claiming that legendary calypsonian the Mighty Sparrow, aka Slinger Francisco, is dead.
However, multiple sources confirmed that Sparrow is still alive and is receiving treatment at a hospital for an undisclosed illness.
“Mighty Sparrow is still alive and people should stop spreading false news,”one source told us. “His condition has not changed and he remains in thehospital.”
On Monday, the singer’s family confirmed via a short statement that he is in fact hospitalized in a New York hospital, but did not disclosed his illness.
Additional reports also alleges that the Mighty Sparrow is in a coma.
Wayne ‘Kassman’ McDonald, the General secretary of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation, told the Trinidad Express that Sparrow was honored with a lifetime achievement award last Thursday by the Trinidad and Tobago Consulate in New York.
The calypso icon sent his son to accept the award on his behalf.
The family is asking fans and the people of Trinidad and Tobago to pray for him and to respect their privacy.