Singer’s Beloved Daughter & Wife Innocent Victims of Senseless Shooting

Thriller U in recent years and on his classic 1986 debut album for Jammy’s.

We didn’t want to believe it yesterday when a very reliable source told us that Thriller U, the veteran dancehall singer and member of the Jamaican harmony super-group L.U.S.T., had lost his daughter in a brutal Florida homicide that also left his wife severely wounded.

We said a prayer and hoped that the whole thing would turn out to be a terrible rumor. But this afternoon comes more bad news from, complete with a link to a Miami Herald news item. Although their names were withheld by police, it appears that the teenage girl who was murdered in a Miramar home Monday afternoon was Thriller U’s 15-year-old daughter Nikita, and that the only survivor of the vicious attack was the singer’s wife Camille, who managed to telephone for help despite sustaining a critical gunshot wound. Also killed in the apparent robbery attempt were Faith Bisasor, an emergency room nurse, and her 15-year-old son Davion Bishop, an honor student.

Thriller U’s wife and daughter were visiting from Jamaica at the time of the attack, and planning to shop for Nikita’s Sweet 16 birthday. “I didn’t know his wife,” said a friend of the singer’s, “but I know of her because that’s all he would talk about, he loved her so much. And I can’t even speak on how he loved his child. It’s hard to imagine what he must be going through. All we can do right now is pray for them.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (954-493-8477). There is a US$5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

In the meantime, we send our heartfelt condolences to Thriller U, who has brought so much joy to so many of us through his beautiful music. Guidance and protection. Hug your loved ones and run the track…


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