The police have confirmed that Delus, the brother of recording artiste Konshens, has killed himself in an apparent act of suicide.
The artiste reportedly killed himself at a house on East Riverside Drive, directly opposite to the Big Ship recording studio in upper St. Andrew. Several artistes had been celebrating the birthday of recording artiste Laden during a lyme at the recording studio when the incident happened.
"We are aware of the situation but we have no details at this time," a member of the police's communication arm, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), told loopjamaica.com.
The entertainment fraternity recoiled in horror upon hearing of the incident, inundating Twitter and Instagram with messages of grief and condolences.
"This world has become a crazy and sad place. R.I.P Delus... smh I just don't understand .." radio broadcaster Nikki Z tweeted.
Music executive Johnny Wonder posted on Instagram: #RIP DELUS Condolences to @KonshensSojah and the whole spence family!!!
Dancehall artiste Laden was visibly shaken up by the incident, as Delus was a great friend, who had celebrated his birthday just a few days ago.
"Me and the man ah par the last couple of days, we play ball together, we hang out. The man live across from Big Ship so mi see him pull up with two girls, he was coming from the beach, and mi hail him and say mi a go buy some liquor fi my birthday ting, and when mi forward in, the whole place quiet, mi think say a police come lock off the ting, and when mi hear from the shout, Delus kill himself, mi unda a terrible meds right now, ah mi dawg, mi caan believe him do that to himself," Laden told Claude Mills.
The official Instagram page of On Stage TV which posted a photo of the artiste with the caption “#CONFIRMED REPORTS ARE THAT RECORDING ARTISTE DELUS BROTHER OF KONSHENS HAS COMMITTED SUICIDE! Stay tuned!”
Various blog sites are speculating that Delus committed suicide in his Kingston home by shooting himself in the head but no official reports have been made to confirm the allegations.
ZJ Sparks of Zip FM also posted a photo on her official instagram page with the caption “I only want to remember you this way Delus. God know. I just saw you and asked if you were ok. I just saw you We had a fun night . R.I.P”.