By Sue-Ann Wayow
SINGING sensation Rennie Ramnarine was an integral part of the creative legacy of Trinidad and Tobago and will continue to live on.
The musical and cultural landscape of the country has lost an important member with his passing on Monday says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Persad-Bissessar visited the Ramnarine family on Monday to express her sympathies and condolences.
In a media release she hailed both Rennie Ramnarine and his father who was a founder of the band Dil-e-Nadan of which Rennie Ramnarine was bassist, guitarist and singer.
Rennie’s father, Ramnarine “Tole” Moonilal, passed away in January.
Persad-Bissessar said, “Rennie followed in the footsteps of a great musical family in Trinidad and Tobago and made his mark on our cultural history as a nation, ever since his coming on the scene in 1990. In addition, Rennie was a great and kind human being who was loved dearly and will be missed deeply.”
She said, “Rennie was an integral part of the tremendous creative legacy of Trinidad and Tobago. I know that his musical contributions will be kept alive and remembered, and we must ensure that the artistic talent of our country, in all its forms, continues to flourish and build upon the foundation that Rennie and others have left behind for us.”
The entire United National Congress (UNC) family expressed deepest condolences to his family, in particular, his wife Maria, and his three daughters Samara, Samiya and Raveena Marie, the release stated.