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Close friend Julie "Zimma" White said Jazzbo was a "very prideful man and a man of honor." He raised money for Christmas events for children in his community of Spanish Town, a crime-troubled city in southern Jamaica.
"Jazzbo always said a good friend is better than pocket change and that is how he lived," White said. "Jazzbo will be missed by many. I know I will never forget him."
He was recording music at his home studio until the end, his daughter said. A digital track called "Tribulation Riddim," set to be released Saturday, was intended to help him raise money to pay for his medical care.
Jazzbo is survived by three daughters, two sons, 10 grandchildren and his longtime companion, Natalie Wellington. Funeral arrangements were pending.
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