Ruddy Thomas


Veteran singer Ruddy Thomas dies: Monday, June 12, 2006:Ruddy Thomas collapsed on stage while performing as part of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Popular Song Contest show in Portland. He was performing his hit song Loving Pauper and in the middle of the song he collapsed. People at the show went over to him and, after realising that he was having a medical problem, put him in his producer 'Breezy' McKenzie's car and rushed him to hospital. But it was too late. Ruddy came to prominence as part of the extended musical family of producer Joe Gibbs. He eventually went on his own, receiving national attention for his hit Loving Pauper. Thomas also scored a major Jamaican hit in collaboration with Susan Cadogan, with Feel So Good. Thomas will be best remembered in the industry as a meticulous, studio engineer who mixed many albums, particularly during his many years at Dynamic Sounds