Buju Banton’s Son Miles Myrie Has Died, Brother Says

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Miles Myrie, the 20-year-old son of reggae-dancehall icon Mark ‘Buju Banton’ Myrie, has reportedly passed away.

“Yes it is true,” Jahazeil Myrie, another son of Banton, told Observer Online on Monday. “It is not my thing to say, it is not my job personally to give out any personal information about Miles, my father is the one who should share any details, but Miles is an hortical yute, his soul was clean, so I had to say something.”

Jahazeil said that Miles was living in the United States at the time of his death. He did not divulge the cause of death or whether his brother had been ailing.

“We grow up together one ah the time dem, and he always would motivate me to never give up. He was a very motivational person no matter wah. When he was younger, he wanted to be a judge but as he got older, he got to love the rapping so he wanted to be a rapper.”

On Monday, Jahazeil shared a photo of the pair in his Instagram Stories as he seemingly mourned the loss of his sibling. The post featured Popcaan’s mournful single, Only Jah Know, along with a broken heart emoji.