Member of 1988 Jamaican Bobsled Team, Sam Clayton Jr., Dies at 58 from Coronavirus

Sam Clayton Jr. was a noted sound engineer in the reggae world, at home and abroad. Credit…via Clayton family

Sam Clayton Jr., one of the members of the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team, died last month from the coronavirus, the New York Times reported.

Clayton Jr. was 58.

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Clayton Jr. became famous for his contributions to the music world as a producer, sound engineer and manager in Jamaica’s reggae scene, earning international recognition, through the label “Harry J. Studio.” But his first brush with fame came during the the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, where he was a member of the iconic Jamaican squad.

The team’s efforts inspired the Disney movie “Cool Runnings.”

He leaves behind a wife, Annie, a daughter, three sons and three grandchildren.

SOURCE: USA Today, Chris Bumbaca

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