Boom Dandimite Dies in Hospital, Dancehall Community Responds

Former Scare Dem crew member Boom Dandimite has reportedly died Sunday morning in an American hospital of complications from an accident last month.

Boom Dandimite, whose real name is Herman Stewart, is known from the 1990s dancehall crew Scare Dem Crew with Bounty Killer, Nitty Kutchie, Harry Toddler and Elephant Man. The DJ was also close to dancehall superstar Bounty Killer, with whom they formed a close friendship and toured with them.

Dandimite was reportedly hospitalized shortly after landing in the United States, where he was traveling on Saturday. According to the Jamaica Observer, the dancer and artist both fainted and foamed at the mouth after disembarking. He was taken to the hospital but died hours later on Sunday.

Dandimite was recovering from an accident that occurred in Kingston last month that left him bedridden. However, he appears to be making progress and healing, a member of his camp said.

Doctors in the United States say Dandimite had several complications, including blood clots, pneumonia and other problems, his family members claim.

“US doctors say he had blood clots and all sorts of complications, he had pneumonia and doctors also said many of his medical problems were ignored wherever he was treated in Jamaica.”

The accident involving Dandimite occurred on Half Way Tree Road near the Sugar and Spice Bakery and also affected Willful Skilful, another DJ who was part of Dandimite’s crew.

Willful Skilful suffered minor injuries but Dandimite was treated at Kingston Public Hospital for just under a week.

On Sunday, news of his death shocked fans and friends, who posted tributes on social media.

Producer Skatta Burrell wrote on Instagram: “So much greatness and humility has been taken from me. @dancehalldandimite heart was the cleanest and most authentic. When I get the message, Mi can’t even fall asleep. This should be your big moment on the @reggaesumfest stage Mi G. Sincere condolences to his children and loved ones.”

Dandimite was scheduled to perform at Sumfest on July 21 as part of the festival’s 90’s Badness segment along with General B, Harry Toddler, Jigsy King, Mega Banton, Nitty Kutchie, Silver Cat and Tony Curtis.

Other artists, including Sean Paul, Tanya Stephens and Ikel Marvlus all expressed shock and condolences to his family.

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