Members of the entertainment and fashion industry and many others are mourning the stabbing death of fashion designer and video director Dexter “3D” Pottinger. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, expressed “deepest regrets and condolences” at the death of the popular fashion icon who died in his Yarico Place residence, St. Andrew, Jamaica, on Thursday evening (August 31, 2017). According to several articles, at this time, no suspects have been named in the murder of Pottinger, but an outpouring of memories as well as grief have been flooding social media platforms. The Jamaica Gleaner reports:
“Pottinger will always be remembered for his significant contribution to the development of the Jamaican fashion industry. [. . .] His contributions to the entertainment and fashion industry in Jamaica are immeasurable and noteworthy as he not only styled some of the country’s well-admired recording artistes but produced diverse designs and honed the talents of numerous young models. I consider Dexter to have been an exceptional artist; his designs were works of art. Dexter styled many of our popular entertainers and helped to set the style trend in Dancehall. We have lost a really talented Jamaican,” said Minister Grange.
The news of the violent crime is still surreal to persons within the entertainment industry, as Pottinger impacted the lives of many, whether directly or indirectly.
For more information, see http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20170901/minister-grange-expresses-condolences-dexter-pottingers-family, http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20170831/update-there-was-blood-everywhere-police-say-slain-dexter-pottinger-found-face, and http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20170901/dexter-didnt-deserve-die-entertainment-industry-shaken-pottingers-death