Black Stalin Cause of Death, Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth. Black Stalin, a legendary calypsonian figure, died at the age of 81. Dr. Leroy Calliste, aka Black Stalin, a five-time Calypso Monarch, died at his residence in San Fernando on Wednesday morning.
Stalin, who had been unwell for some years, turned 81 on Republic Day. The Black Stalin, pseudonym Leroy Calliste, died this morning at his San Fernando home. Patsy, his wife, verified his death.
Pastry, Stalin’s widow, stated that he died quietly at home on Wednesday at about 9:45 a.m., surrounded by his loved ones. Pastry stated he spent three weeks at San Fernando General Hospital and received excellent care by the nurses.
Black Stalin Cause of Death
Leroy Calliste, well known by his stage moniker Black Stalin, died on December 28, 2022. He suffered a minor stroke in 2014 after playing a charity event in south Trinidad.
Stalin suffered a stroke eight years ago that has kept him unwell ever since. Patsy praised his daughters and grandkids for stepping up to assist her in caring for her father during that trying time.
“I know he brought them a lot of joy, a lot of love, a lot of rhythms, and a lot of songs,” she said when asked to share anything about her husband with the country. I know there are a lot of people out there that adore him.”
Stalin, often known as “the black guy,” was a five-time calypso monarch famed for his scathing and witty social and political commentary on songs like as “Sufferers,” “Ism Schism,” “Bun Dem,” and “We Could Make It If We Tried.”
Black Stalin biography
Leroy Calliste, also known as Black Stalin, was born in San Fernando on September 24, 1941. He was a well-known calypsonian from Trinidad and Tobago known for his anti-European colonial oppression lyrics.
With Caribbean Man and Play One, Black Stalin won the National Calypso Monarch title in 1979. In 1985, 1987, 1991, and 1995, he reclaimed the crown.
Stalin was awarded Calypso King of Kings in 1999 for his performances of “Black Man Feeling to Party” and “Wine, Boy” (also known as “Wine, Dhanraj, Wine”).
In 1985, with “Ism Schism” and “Wait Dorothy,” he regained the title. Calliste got the Hummingbird Medal (Silver) during the 1987 National Medals event, in addition to all of the honours, titles, and awards he has garnered in relation with calypso.
In 2008, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the University of the West Indies. He was a limbo dancer before starting to sing calypso in 1959 at St. Madeleine’s Good Shepherd Hall, but he didn’t join a calypso tent until 1962, when he joined the Southern Brigade.
Blakie, a fellow calypsonian, gave him the moniker “Black Stalin” in the mid-1960s. In 1967, Stalin joined the Calypso Revue tent in Kitchener and won the Calypso Monarch competition. Stalin was survived by his wife and five children.