Anthony Cruz Mourns His Daughter After Violent Tragedy

Singer Anthony Cruz mourns his only daughter’s untimely death

Like most 15 years old girls, Shanice Cruz was dreaming about her future, excelling in school, enjoying life, friendship and love. However her  life was cut short due to senseless violence and this has been a disheartening tragedy for her father, reggae singer, Anthony Cruz and the reggae community at large.  More After The Jump…

Anthony Cruz Sings Aerosmith’s “Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” (Armageddon Soundtrack) at Rebel Salute 2016

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
While you’re far away and dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Every moment spent with you
is a moment I treasure-Aerosmith, Don’t Want To Miss A Thing


She means the world to me. She was and still is  my only daughter and I love her endlessly. It’s very painful, it’s very painful to watch it,  it’s very painful to loose a family member. She was a very bright girl, a very smart girl, a straight A student, she has so many awards. It seems like it has been an ongoing domestic violence thing going on, the neighbors said there was always fighting but that still does not give you a reason to take up a gun and shoot at somebody and then you gonna shoot a child and somebody else child, not even your own, it’s just not fair.-Anthony Cruz told Peter D’Oench, in an exclusive interview for CBS Miami

Kevin Nelson, the perpetrator of this crime was in a tumultuous domestic partnership with Karen Lyle, the mother of Shanice Cruz. On Monday, February 13, Nelson confessed to Sunrise Police that he killed Karen Lyle and Shanice Cruz during a domestic dispute. Nelson was a naturalized citizen, originally from Jamaica and commited the crime on the evening of Friday, February 10, 2017. Nelson is charged with two counts of premediated murder.

We at Boomshots Magazine would like to extend our sincere condolences to Anthony Cruz and family. We  stand with you against the violence plaguing communities globally and recognize an increase prevalence of violent acts toward women and children.

I can’t believe they kill my one and only daughter, Shanice

Condolences from the Music Fraternity

“Cruz, I haven’t called because I can’t find the words. What really can I say to provide you with any comfort in soothing your wounded heart? Nothing! My heart is aching for you. I pray that with each tear you cry it will bring you billions of seconds of comfort and peace. I feel your pain brother.”

Nadine Sutherland

” Real tears come a mi eyes inna di day yah….condolences to Anthony Cruz star. Kill di man daughter over domestic dispute with her mom. Man shoot both a dem inna dem head. God know this hard. Once you start to think negatively towards your partner just gwaaan nuh man. Now di man daughter dead over people dem relationship issues and anger. It no matter how the story go no love neva worth di man pickney life star. God know just be strong singer.” 


Sending my sincere condolences to Anthony Cruz and his family at this difficult time.

Yami Bolo

Celebrate the legacy of each of these wondrous lives, your daughter,  Shanice and her mother, Karen. I want to say something that I hope just prevents further tragedies of this kind. To be honest too many of our women are enabling unbecoming behavior by our men. Women have to hold men accountable when it comes to being respectful and treating them like ladies; and  must be careful of whom they allow around their children. The increase of domestic violence, rape, assault, molestation, murder of women and their children, especially Caribbean women is an ominous sign of the time.

Paul Wayne Haughton

“My sincere condolences. I can only imagine the pain you must feel.

Mishibu Di Riddim Queen

Oh no! Oh Anthony! This is the same thing happen to my cousin but her two year old was not killed. From my heart to yours, I pray that you find peace and strength in each day. This is a call for us as a community to hold you up and address the real issues. We as a people also need healing. I hope that despite this tragedy, that you will be the voice to make a positive impact to bring awareness to this issue.”

Empress Stacy Joseph-Creft 

I’m just hearing this devastating news.  I am sincerely sorry for this great loss in your life, Anthony. I pray that God will comfort you at this difficult time. Stay strong my brother, God is in control.

Charly Black

What a very sad day to hear the news about the deaths of Anthony Cruz daughter and her mother. It’s hard to understand how some people can take the life of another. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. May your soul and heart find peace and comfort. Stay strong King as the Almighty Jah will guide you during this difficult time. Rastafari love and blessings.”

Maxi Priest

My deepest condolences to you brother and your family. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

DJ Kevin Crown, Kevin Crown Music

My sincere condolence to you and your family. In this time of transition for your daughter and her mother, from earth to heaven, please be strong as you know they need you to carry on life’s mantle in their honor. One Love Mr. Cruz.

Colly Fisher, Black Music Promotions

Condolences my brother. We just have to take comfort in knowing Shanice is with her heavenly father.

Dubmaster Chris, Irie Jam Radio

Condolences mi bredda! Mi pray Jah give di I strength and comfort in this turbulent time. Rastafari guide and bless di I. Love.”

Kessington British

Written By: Angel Love @LoveDeepAngel

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One Response

  1. Iceborgg says:

    Any untimely death is unfortunate, and I’m sorry to hear that this death happen to one of the great Reggae artists Thanks again to Angel love for keeping us inform on news that the white media neglect to tell us but can tell us about Angelina Jolie falling down in the bathroom(sic)

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