Dancehall artist Gully Bop dies

The once homeless man turned dancehall star was 59 years old

Dancehall artiste, Gully Bop, the man who went from homeless to a viral sensation, has died.

The deejay, whose real name was Robert Lee Malcolm, passed away on Oct. 30 at Kingston Public Hospital, according to his pastor, Chris Tate. Malcolm suffered from kidney disease for several months and received treatment for the ailment for the last two weeks of his life.

Also known as CountryMan, Gully Bop rose to fame in 2014 after a viral video where he was seen freestyling his song, “Body Specialist.” Fans took a liking to him from then on, with Bop releasing songs like “My God Dem Nuh Bad Like Me,” “Rum Chaser,” and Bruk And Nuh Have Nuh Money.” He also was a headliner at Sting 2014. And, he became famous for his high-profile relationships with Shauna Controlla and A’Mari, though the latter turned ugly after an alleged domestic abuse incident.

However, Bop’s life took a tragic turn in the last few years as he became homeless again, dealing with health and financial issues. He underwent surgery for his kidney issue last year and had a kidney transplant earlier this year.




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