After weeks of swirling death rumors surrounding the legendary Reggae artist Cocoa Tea, an encouraging update on his health surfaced on Friday, January 26, 2024. Amidst the speculation, Cocoa Tea’s wife, Malvia Scott, set the record straight in early January, vehemently denying the rumors and affirming that the “Tune In” singer “is very much alive.”
The latest news comes directly from @worldareggae on Instagram, sharing an audio message from renowned producer @gussieclarkeja. The caption accompanying the post reads, “We just got some amazing news from legendary producer @gussieclarkeja about the health of @cocoa_tea13.”
According to Gussie Clarke, who received a call from Cocoa Tea on Friday, the reggae icon is doing well. Clarke expressed, “he sounds good, he sounds well… appreciates the love… him seh him good and we talk fi about 10 minutes, and he’s alive, he’s well and him don’t sound as down as people mek it seem…” Clarke expressed his eagerness to “spread the word” about Cocoa Tea’s positive health status.
Born in Rocky Point, Clarendon, Cocoa Tea also has a residence in Florida, USA. His influence in Jamaican music dates back to 1985, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that he gained global recognition. One of his timeless classics, “Rikers Island,” remains an iconic reggae anthem, with Nardo Ranks later creating a ragga version entitled “Me No Like Rikers Island.”
The family of the veteran reggae singer, Colvin ‘Cocoa Tea’ Scott, is firmly dispelling the tales of his passing. Rumors had been circulating quietly since October, gaining traction between the end of December and the beginning of the new year when social media posts falsely claimed his demise.
With this latest update, fans and the reggae community can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that Cocoa Tea is alive and well, spreading positive vibes through his timeless music.