Dancehall star, Konshens is understandably distraught following the death of his older brother and fellow recording artiste, Delus, who reportedly committed suicide at his Havendale home in St. Andrew Wednesday evening.
It is understood that Delus shot himself in his bathroom, with some reports claiming he left his girlfriend a video of himself with a gun to his head shortly before his death. The news has stunned many in the entertainment industry, with tributes flowing from artistes, media members and pop culture figures including Tifa, Sean Paul, Spice, Kaci Fennell, Damion Crawford and health minister, Chris Tufton.
Speaking for the first time since Delus’ passing, Konshens made an emotional Instagram post accompanied by a video with him driving alongside his brother days before his death. In part the post read, “No know how mi aggo do dis without u dawg. But mi aggo do it cah u love see mi a do it. We can always say u neva affi do dat, but mi prefer seh mi wish u neva affi do dat. Mi know you, if it was so heavy that u think u needed to quit then f*** it dawg,”
He continued, “REST and rest easy to. I will pick up the pieces one way or another an u know who cyaa suffer already from me have breath she good. Mi know u pre alla dat before u mek u move bcuz u was never a coward or a p***y an mi sure u believe inna me to di max. Mi have NO blame fi anybody or anything that sent you over the edge and me a share dis wid di world cah mi nah hide an bawl mi a bawl loud cah mi hurt deep an mi will always profess mi love and respect fi u proudly,”
“Not even one day gone an mi affi a jump pan plane a go a work right now pan toppa all dis but bredda mi eye full a water an mi jus happy u escape whatever did a torment u fi so f*****g long. I know…Whether on the highest mountain peak or the lowest point in the deepest valley a man needs inner peace!! And we must never underestimate the power of it. Thank u fi dah last par yah bro. Thanks fi all the condolences. Will tell unnu how funeral arrangements go,” he concluded.
Despite the fresh wound caused by this tragedy, Konshens is still set to perform at a scheduled show in Seychelles next Tuesday, with an organizer from the show telling media that he spoke to the artiste after hearing the news to confirm whether he would still go ahead with the show.
Delus, whose real name was Delmark Spence, was once part of the duo, Sojah (Sons of Jah) alongside Konshens. Delus had hits of his own such as What Tomorrow May Bring and Another Gal while also featuring on Konshens hits such as She’s Happy and So High.