RIP: Trevor Rhone, Co-Writer of The Harder They Come Film

From The New York Times (via The Daily Swarm):

Trevor Rhone, the award-winning Jamaican playwright, director and actor who brought his island’s culture to the world as a writer of the groundbreaking film “The Harder They Come,” died on Tuesday in Kingston, Jamaica, where he lived. He was 69.

The cause was apparently a heart attack, his wife, Camella, said.

Renowned throughout the Caribbean for plays like “Smile Orange” and “Old Story Time,” Mr. Rhone helped pioneer Jamaica’s indigenous theater, bringing pitch-perfect dialect and character studies to the local stage.

- Trevor Rhone official website
- Trevor Rhone Wikipedia entry

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