Peter Anthony Morgan, Grammy-Winning Reggae Musician, Dies at 46

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 28: Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage speaks onstage at The Drop: Morgan Heritage at The GRAMMY Museum on March 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Peter Anthony Morgan, the lead singer of the reggae band Morgan Heritage, a Grammy Award-winning group that was formed by children of the singer Denroy Morgan and came to be known for its varied influences and tight vocal harmonies, died at the age of 46 on Sunday 25th February 2024.

Peter Anthony Morgan, born in 1977, was 46 years old at the time of his passing. As the lead singer of Morgan Heritage, a renowned reggae band, he left a significant mark on the music industry. Despite his relatively young age, Peetah’s talent and passion for music propelled him and his band to international acclaim, culminating in a Grammy Award for best reggae album in 2016. His untimely death at the age of 46 shocked and saddened fans worldwide, who continue to cherish his legacy and contributions to reggae music.

Mr. Morgan, known as “Peetah,” started Morgan Heritage with seven of his siblings in the 1994. Peter Anthony Morgan was one of more than two dozen children of Denroy Morgan, a reggae star who was born in Jamaica and died in 2022.

Mr. Morgan’s family confirmed his death in a statement on the band’s social media platforms. The statement did not mention his age or provide a cause of death. Peetah Morgan’s fans worldwide paid their tribute, remembering his impactful music and voice. Many expressed sadness at the loss of such a talented artist, highlighting Morgan Heritage’s significant contribution to reggae music.