Reggae group The Mighty Diamonds’ lead vocalist Donald Orlando Shaw aka Tabby Diamond, 67, has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Jamaica.
According to reports, a shooter opened fire on a gathering of people outside a business, killing the musician. The shooting, which occurred in Kingston left one other person dead and three others injured.
The Mighty Diamonds released a statement confirming Tabby Diamond’s passing and thanking fans for their love and support, but also requesting privacy.
The group, which was formed in December 1969 in Kingston, comprised Tabby who was the lead vocalist and Harmony Vocalists, Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson and Lloyd Ferguson.
The trio met in school in the mid-1960s and were originally known as the Limelight, but after Shaw’s mother began referring to them as “The Diamonds,” they changed their name to “Mighty Diamonds.”