The 23-year-old had been in an induced coma since last Monday, after her Mercedes Benz slammed into a wall and overturned on Barbican Road.
News of the artiste’s death hit fans and the entertainment fraternity hard on Friday morning, against the background of earlier reports that doctors at the University Hospital of the West Indies, where the singer was hospitalised, believed there was a strong possibility for full recovery.
Fellow female dancehall artiste Vanessa Saddler, who goes by the stage name Vanessa Bling, was among several entertainers who posted tributes to J Capri. Saddler noted that she “woke up to a sad call”.
“It’s sooo sad to say good bye,” Saddler said in a post on social media, accompanied by a photo of the late artiste. “I knw u family taking it hard rite now..But I pray God will keep n protect them…may ur soul rip.”
Another female artiste, Tifa said: “Sing with the angels doll”.
J Capri, real name Jordan Phillips, is known for songs such as Wine and Kotch with Charly Blacks, Pull Up To Mi Bumpa with Konshens and more recently, Boom and Ben Over.
She is a past student of Wolmer’s Girls’ School.