The music fraternity is in mourning, following the untimely death of Rodney 'Bounty Killer' Pryce's mother, Ms Ivy Williams.
Bounty made the announcement on Twitter expressing his love for his mother and asking the rhetorical question 'why'?
"RIP Ms Ivy Williams 1941-2012. Rest in peace mama, Love you more than ever and always life and death is the equation; it's inevitable and you lived an excellent life my mother, my mentor, my friend, my a whole lot of things. Why now Jah? You know what's best though!!!" Bounty Killer tweeted.
Throughout Bounty Killer's musical career he has continuously shown respect and appreciation for his mother, Bounty Killer's single Ms Ivy Last Son also gave him much attention on the dancehall circuit. The song is used in sound system clashes even today.
Many other artists discribe "Mama Ivy as deeply God-fearing and a very happy woman.
Ms Ivy was 71-years-old at the time of her passing. She had been ill for a while and died in her sleep.