Boogsie Sharpe: “Denise was ah boss!”

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Boogsie Sharpe: “Denise was ah boss!”

Tributes continue to pour in on the passing of one of Trinidad and Tobago’s Entertainment icons Denise Plummer.

She is said to have died at home with her family. Plumber had been battling cancer for some time and receiving treatment.

ISpeaking with News Power Now this morning a somber friend and colleague Len Boogsie Sharpe said that Plummer overcame much adversity to become a leading entertainer in T&T.

He said the first time he heard Plummer he was so impressed that he approached her to record a song for his band called “Pan Rising”.

He explained top calypsonians at the time called and questioned what he was doing with this ‘white woman’.

Sharpe also spoke about her unceremonious ‘pelting’ at Skinner Park in San Fernando while she performed in the semi-finals of the Calypso Monarch compeition.

However he stated, she persevered and continued contributing to the artform despite the harsh treatment, and ultimately became one of T&T’s entertainment icons.

He said that she was a genuine, loving person who’s friendship he will sorely miss.