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Wife of late Ras Shorty, Claudette Blackman, has died

Claudette Blackman© by Newsday

‘With a heavy sad heart we announce passing of our queen my Mama Claudette Blackman, wife of the late great Ras Shorty I and mother 14 children R.I.P mama,’ words that appeared on Nehilet Blackman, One of Claudette’s daughters, her facebook wall.

The 72year old singer, who married Shorty, real name Garfield Blackman, in 1964, died after a lengthy battle with cancer on Monday morning.
Her son Isaac told a local news website that everybody is trying to deal with the reality of their loss.

The funeral arrangements will be announced soon.

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