Starlift Steel Orchestra mourning the loss of its captain

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Starlift Steel Orchestra mourning the loss of its captain

Proman Starlift Steel Orchestra has lost its captain, Michael Franco, who passed away on Thursday, after battling an undisclosed illness for some time.

The steel orchestra confirmed the passing of Franco via its Facebook page yesterday.

The post stated: “It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that our beloved captain, Michael Franco, passed away this afternoon. Mr Franco was fiercely proud of you and proud of Starlift. Even as he courageously struggled with his health, his foremost thoughts were with the band and with you. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

Pan Trinbago Northern Region also extended condolences via a Facebook post.

It said, “Condolences to the Proman Starlift community on the passing of their captain, Mr Michael Franco. May God give his loved ones comfort in their time of grief.”

Proman Starlift Steel Orchestra is among the finalists in the National Panorama next weekend.
They are performing Mighty Sparrow’s 1976 calypso, “Witch Doctor”.