Popular Music Video Director, Tevin ‘Lumba’ Taylor. (Picture: Contribution)
ST ANDREW, Jamaica – The dancehall music fraternity mourns the sudden death of famed music video director, Tevin ‘Lumba’ Taylor of Blacq Road Media Films. Taylor died suddenly on Sunday morning after falling ill hours earlier.
“Right now it’s a big personal tragedy for me, he’s one of my favorite cousins, and knowing he just left makes it hard to deal with me, I don’t even call my aunt yet because I don’t even know what I’m going to say to her,” dancehall artist Miguel Wealthy, a cousin of the deceased, told OBSERVER ONLINE.
According to reports, Lumba had ordered chicken from a popular jerk chicken vendor in St Andrew. He would have fallen ill a few hours later. He reportedly suffered from diarrhea and vomiting and was taken to Kingston Public Hospital. The doctors made a referral for him to be transferred to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). Lumba reportedly suffered cardiac arrest while at UHWI and died around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
“Mi really cut, and it shook a lot of artists because he shot a lot of great videos for them,” said Miguel Wealthy.
Lumba would have turned 29 next month.
He shot videos for songs such as ‘Freaky Gal’, ‘Caution’ and ‘Bubble’, for Miguel Wealthy.
“It’s a great loss for the music industry,” said Miguel Wealthy.
Lumba has also shot music videos for singles such as Nation Boss’ Solidarity and Dream, “Pain” for Silk Boss, “Love Shoot” for Skillibeng, “Feel Secure” by Kash, and “Garrison Above” for Chronic Law.