Lord Creator death: How did Kentrick Patrick die? Cause of death & Obituary

Lord Creator
Lord Creator aka Kentrick Patrick passed away


Lord Creator, a calypsonian, ska, and rocksteady musician best known for his smash song Kingston Town has passed away. Read on to know more about Lord Creator’s death.

How did Lord Creator die?

Lord Creator aka Kentrick Patrick, a Trinidadian-born calypso, R&B, ska, and rocksteady artist passed away at the age of 87.

“He died at 11 a.m.; he hadn’t been feeling well for some time,” said, Mrs. Neseline Patrick, Lord Creator’s wife.

Reggae in Seattle announced this sad news in their Facebook page and the statement reads,


We regret to inform that Kenrick Patrick aka “Lord Creator” has passed away.

The absence created by Lord Creator’s abrupt departure is difficult to put into words. His family, friends, coworkers, and the community he so profoundly impacted are all feeling the effects of his loss.

Who was Lord Creator?

Lord Creator was a calypso, R&B, ska, and rocksteady musician. He was a significant and beneficial “outside” influence during the early growth of the Jamaican music industry along with Cuban-born Roland Alphonso, Barbadian Jackie Opel, and fellow Trinidadians Lynn Taitt and Lord Brynner.


Under the stage name Lord Creator, he began his calypso singing career in Trinidad, where he also recorded his first two singles, “The Cockhead” and “Evening News”, with Fitz Vaughan Bryan’s big band, in 1958 and 1959, respectively.

He relocated to Jamaica in late 1959 as a result of the popularity of his hit song “Evening News,” which was published in Trinidad on the Cook label and later in the UK on the Melodisc label.

With producer Vincent “Randy” Chin, he cut “Independent Jamaica” in 1962, which was later designated as the official song commemorating Jamaica’s independence from the British Empire on August 6, 1962.

Additionally, that song served as the debut release for Chris Blackwell’s brand-new Island Records label in the UK (Island 001).


The Chin-produced song “Don’t Stay Out Late” became popular in Jamaica in 1963. He had another hit with “Big Bamboo” in 1964, which Coxsone Dodd produced and featured Tommy McCook on sax.

After “Little Princess” in 1964, he recorded Jamaica Time at Studio One, a calypso album.

Along with a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” it featured calypso standards including “Jamaica Farewell” and “Yellowbird.”

After Dynamic Studios was founded by Byron Lee in 1969, he recorded his subsequent album, Big Bamboo, there.

In 1970, Creator cut the song “Kingston Town” for producer Clancy Eccles, and it became another huge smash.

After that, Lord Creator essentially left the music business. However, in 1976, he still recorded “Big Pussy Sally” for Lee “Scratch” Perry in the Black Ark studio.

This unapologetic, unbridled song was done on the same tape as Fay Bennett’s equally risqué and lighthearted “Big Cocky Wally.”

Both songs were made available in the UK on two different Island Records records, each with a different Upsetters dub on the B-side.

Creator went back to the Black Ark in 1978 to re-record his Vincent Chin-produced song “Such is Life,” which was originally recorded at Randy’s studio in 1968. He had two strokes and went back to Trinidad & Tobago.

The British band UB40 recorded a cover version of “Kingston Town” in 1989, which aided Lord Creator’s career.

He performed in oldies concerts in Jamaica and went on tour in Japan. After the UB40 cover’s success, Patrick moved back to Jamaica and settled in Montego Bay. He resided in Hanover Parish in 2020.

Lord Creator cause of death:

Lord Creator has passed away on June 30, 2023 at the age of 87. He had undergone back surgery in 2013, had two strokes, the most recent of which occurred in 2005, as well as prostate issues, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Up until 2019, when he abruptly quit walking, he was somewhat mobile. Mrs. Patrick claimed that despite his long list of illnesses, God did not allow them to determine the quality of his life. Until the end of his life, he continued to be a convivial, joyful soul.

Last December he was hospitalized for two weeks for breathing problems. He is survived by his wife, eight children (he was predeceased by two), grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

“He didn’t let his illnesses bother him, he was humorous, he gave jokes, you wouldn’t believe he was a sick person, he was a real joy,” Mrs. Patrick said.

Minister of Entertainment Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange also stated her tribute, saying, “Saddened by his passing” and expressed her condolences to his widow and his relatives.

“We gave him a national honour last year,” the Minister added.

Tributes to Lord Creator:

Malik Ibrahim posted,

Oh, what a loss. Rest on rasta

Sean Walters posted,

Sorry to hear Trinidadian calypso and rocksteady singer Lord Creator has died at age 87. One of his most popular songs was 1970’s Clancy- Eccles -produced “Kingston Town”, which was covered in a hit version by UB40 in 1989. #RIPLordCreator

Wayne Chen posted,

R.I.P. Lord Creator (21 Aug 1935 – 30 Jun 2023), singer and songwriter, born Kentrick Patrick in San Fernando, #TrinidadandTobago. Relocated to #Jamaica in 1959 and played a significant role in the development of ska and rocksteady.

Windrush Gyal (AishaM) tweeted,

R.I.P. Lord Creator He gave us so many Jamaican tunes(although he was originally from Trinidad )that ear-matked my childhood such as… Jamaica Farewell Kingston Town and the unforgettable Big Pussy Sally


R.I.P Lord Creator It was an honour being able to help change your life, covering a song that changed mine. No Lord Creator, No Kingston Town Forever Grateful Big Love


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