Alan Magnus, A Veteran Jamaican Broadcaster, Died At The Age of 80

Alan Magnus

Jamaica mourns the loss of a broadcasting legend, Alan Magnus, who passed away on a Saturday morning at the age of 80. Magnus was a beloved figure on the airwaves, leaving an enduring impact on the hearts and minds of Jamaicans across generations.

Who was Alan Magnus?

Alan Magnus, a beloved figure on morning radio, became a familiar voice that touched the hearts of Jamaicans for over four decades. Spending the majority of his career at Radio Jamaica (RJR 94 FM), Magnus, alongside the late Dorraine Samuels, formed a cherished duo that hosted a highly popular morning program. Their presence on the airwaves left a lasting impression on Jamaicans of all ages. Together, they created an iconic team that has become a memorable part of the nation’s broadcasting history, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of generations of listeners.

Alan Magnus’s Cause of death

Alan Magnus passed away at his home in Hope Pastures, St. Andrew. Although the exact cause of his death remains unknown at this time, the shock and sorrow of losing a broadcasting legend are palpable. Magnus’s contributions to the media industry were not only professional but also personal, as he became a part of the daily lives of many Jamaicans.

A Tribute from Prime Minister

Prime Minister Andrew Holness took to Facebook to express his condolences and pay tribute to the late broadcasting giant.


His legacy extends beyond the airwaves. As a recording artist, Magnus left his mark with the song “Flying Machine.” The enduring impact of his work ensures that he will be remembered not only for his voice but also for his creative contributions to Jamaican culture.

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