Dominica’s veteran broadcaster and creole icon, Felix Henderson has died.
Henderson who died on Tuesday evening at the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital was battling illlness.
Earlier this year, he was transported to Martinique via helicopter for medical treatment.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Tuesday, expressed his condolences to the Family of Mr. Henderson.
“It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Mr. Felix Henderson,” he said. “On behalf of the Government, my family, myself, the entire country to extend our sincere condolences to his wife, his family, his extended family, and we pray that the Lord will give them the strength and courage to deal with the loss.”
“Mr. Felix Henderson is a renowned Dominican, he is a household name, a household voice. He has been at the forefront of the preservation of our creole language for several decades,” Prime Minister Skerrit added.
Henderson was a pioneer of creole language broadcasting in Dominica and also launched the DBS/Ministry of Education/Courts Reading Competition.
He was also employed at DBS Radio for more than 40 years and recently received Q95’s “Q’Dos to our Heroes” award.