Nassau, Bahamas — The former lead singer of Baha Men is dead last evening following a bout with the common cold. Vocal artist, Ryan Andrews, was pronounced dead after being admitted in hospital last week Wednesday with symptoms of the common cold.
This is the third person now reported to us, who is said to have died suddenly in hospital of flu like symptoms in less than a week. BP wonders if the H1N1 influenza formally know as Swine Flu is hitting the capital worse than it is being reported. On July 8 cases of the Swine Flu stood at 6. But just days later, Minister of Health Dr. Hubert Minnis confirmed that there were now some 19 cases of reported Swine flu victims. The figure doubled in less than a week. Persons are dying at record speed from flu like symptoms and not one word is being said about it!
Andrews, we are told were told, was to appear onstage at the independence celebration concert in Deadman’s Cay Long Island along with singers Elon Moxey, Nita and Irate on July 10th. However, his concert manager received a phone call from his mother, Dolly Deveaux, who said he had to be admitted to hospital after catching the cold.
A member of ‘Make Em Listen’ management team expressed shock and sadness over the singer’s sudden passing. “We are just shock to hear Ryan is dead, we still cannot believe this is true.”
The 29 year-old had plan to celebrate his 30th birthday this September 1st, and friends are left wondering what could have caused his sudden passing?
Since March 29th persons around the world have become infected with a new case of flu like symptoms called the ‘SWINE FLU’. The global pandemic has caused death tolls in the hundreds in Mexico and in other parts of the world. Over 10,000 cases of Swine Flu have been reported in Australia alone. Causing summer camps to be suspended all across that continent and in the US.
The global scare has recorded some 7 cases in The Bahamas, however, many persons believe the sudden passing of individuals like Andrews are going unaccounted and are not being investigated. WHAT IS THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH HIDING?
Friends of the young artist tell BP, Andrew was an active supporter of community events and was a former track & field athlete. In 1998 his singing career began as he took part of the biggest choir concert ever to be staged in The Bahamas for the opening of the Atlantis Royal Towers. the opening was under the direction of Bebe Winan and Baron Cage backing artists such as Michael Jackson, Stephanie Mills and Donnie McClercin.
Later he joined one of country’s world famous groups, Baha Men in 2004 and remained a member until 2006. Baha Men achieved international success with their Grammy winning hit “Who Let The Dogs Out” and the album “Halla”. After leaving the group Ryan decided to establish himself as a solo artist using his childhood nickname “Frydeh” as an alias.
His latest releases included “Handle It”, a reggaeton inspired song and “Baby I’ll Be” a classic r&b song currently on the airwaves.
Members of his management company, expressed sadness on behalf of all artist on his passing saying, “We are deeply saddened by his death and know that where ever he is he will still have ‘em’ listen,” the spokesperson said.