One of Jamaica’s most popular news anchors “Michael Sharpe” is no longer with us after passing away this morning. The news of his death was made public by PM Holness who also sent condolences to his family, friends and the entire journalist community in Jamaica.
The almost 40-year veteran who worked at TVJ most of his career was 65 years old at the time of passing. It’s reported that Sharpe was recovering from a surgery he did in 2020 after battling a heart condition for some time, he fell ill about two weeks ago and sadly died today.
PM Holness wrote, “I am saddened to learn, of the passing of veteran journalist Michael Sharpe, this morning. For almost 40 years Michael Sharpe dedicated himself to the craft of journalism and keeping Jamaica informed. Michael was fearless and sharp in his coverage and commentary”.
He continued, “I offer my condolences to his family, friends and wider journalism fraternity as we remember his unwavering service to media and Jamaica”.
Smile Jamaica TVJ also posted a statement on the matter, check it out below.
“It is with deep regret that TVJ, JNN, the RJRGLEANER Communications Group announces that our colleague, friend veteran broadcaster, newsman Michael Sharpe died this morning. Condolences to his family and friends. Peace Michael. Peace,” the General Manager of TVJ, tweeted.
Watch as TVJ’s General manager talks about Mr. Sharpe.
Sharpe recently took the vaccine and was happy about the occasion, check him out below in his most recent social media post.