Socca icon Alfonsus “Arrow” Cassell dies at residence

Posted by on Sep 17, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

SOCCA musician Alfonsus (Arrow) Cassell, famous for 80s and 90s singles like “Hot Hot Hot”, “Jam Bermuda” and “Pressure”, has died.

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He had been hospitalized with serious illness in Antigua. He passed away at his home in his native Montserrat on Wednesday, reports the Montserrat Reporter.

Montserrat’s Cheif Minister is quoted saying his loss is a “national loss” of a cultural institution.

Mr. Cassell M.B.E., 60, was regarded as socca’s first superstar and is credited for putting his native Montserrat on the map.

Arrow had been treated at Antigua’s Mount St. John’s Hospital by well-known doctors Prince Ramsey and Deon Thomas.

Popularly known as The Mighty Arrow, Mr. Cassell performed in Bermuda in the early 1990s.

He had been seriously ill for some time and in and out of hospitals both in Montserrat and overseas.

He no doubt will be missed by Bermudians and Montserratians.

Bermuda Wired sends its condolences to his family.

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