Tragedy struck in Dominica again when four-time calypso king Melvin Solo Constant died on Monday. King Solo reportedly drowned while bathing at Tibay in Portsmouth.
King Solo who was visiting his home country with his family from the United States allegedly came into distress while swimming.
Efforts to resuscitate the 75-year-old proved futile after which he was transported to the Reginald Fitzgerald Armour Hospital in Portsmouth where he was pronounced dead.
King Solo was Known for his popular rendition, of “Mass in the Cemetery”, “Black Man Leads the Way” and “I Pleasing Me Fans”.
He won the Calypso Monarch in Dominica for three straight years in 1975, 1976, and 1977.
He migrated to the US and he remained in the calypso arena by taking part in competitions both regionally and internationally.