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Bounty Killer mourns loss of his ‘main motivation’

MOURNING: Ivy Williams (right), mother of DJ Bounty Killer, aka Rodney Pryce, stands beside her son, as he signs autographs after a church service on Sunday, April 18, 2010.

THE DANCEHALL fraternity is in mourning following the death of Bounty Killer’s 71-year-old mother, Ivy Williams.

Bounty Killer, real name Rodney Pryce, made the announcement on Twitter early Sunday morning, asking the rhetorical question, 'why'?

"RIP to the world's greatest mom because she gave the world the greatest man. Ms Ivy Williams 1941-2012. Rest in peace mama, Love you more than ever and always life and death is the equation; it's inevitable and you lived an excellent life my mother, my mentor, my friend, my a whole lot of things. Why now Jah? You know what's best though!!!" the dancehall star tweeted.

Throughout Bounty Killer's musical career he has continuously voiced his appreciation for his mother and has dedicated singles, Mama , Mama's Love and Pot Of Gold to her.

The STAR made attempts to contact the star, but were unsuccessful.

Bounty Killer's business partner and manager of group, Alliance Next Generation (ANG), revealed that Bounty Killer was in a meditative mood.

"Bounty Killer is in a pensive mood right now with the passing of his mother who he holds in very high esteem. This has hurt him deeply and it is no secret to the world that his mother was his main motivation. He is in no mood now for an interview at this moment and I, Cross Cris, would like to publicly say condolences to the entire family and hope they can stay strong during this tough time," he said.

"Mama Ivy is a deeply God-fearing woman and we all know that she is in a better place at this time," he added.

Many local artists also took to BlackBerry Messenger to share their grief and to celebrate her life.

Some of the artistes who parti-ipated in the ‘RIP Ms Ivy love’ broadcast included Mavado, Sizzla, Darrio, Khago, Kiprich, Busy Signal, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Quick Cook, D'Angel, Inna Wi Genes Records, and Captain Barkey.

The 71-year-old had been ill for a while and died in her sleep.

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