Third World’s Irvin ‘Carrot’ Jarrett dies

The entertainment industry is yet again facing the death of another of its stalwarts. This time it is Irvin ‘Carrot’ Jarrett of Third World Band.

Information reaching The Caribbean Globe is that Jarrett collapsed at his home and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

He was part of the classic line-up of the Third World and played on some of the band’s hit songs including 96° in the Shade, Always Around and Now That We Found Love Irvin ‘Carrot’ Jarrett left the band Third World in the 1980s,and was touching lives as a holistic health provider since the 1990s.

Tributes have started pouring in on social media for the percussionist of the band.

Below are a few.

Wayne Chen

RIP Irvin ‘Carrot’ Jarrett

Stephen Gunter

Saddened to hear of the passing of Irvin “Carrot” Jarrett, percussionist of the Third World Band. I’ve grown up with their music. One of my favourite Third World songs is the unheralded Cold Sweat from the Journey to Addis album.

Rest In Peace Mr. Jarrett. Your music will live forever.

Evangelist Audrey WillPower Cole-Crosdale

Oh my God. So sad. No man knoweth the time or the hour. May the Lord perpetual light shine upon you.

Kari Douglas

Speechless! Shocked! Heartbroken! Learning about Life… Just a month ago my stepmom Gina Jarrett-Alder flew in to Jamaica to visit my ailing Father who spent three hours with Carrot discussing a new Naturopathic Health Programme to be administered to daddy after he expressed a desire to be strong enough to attend Bird-Bush once more for this years Bird-Shooting season! Carrot is also Father to my sisters Rain & Sky, Brother Ard/Zuar & a younger Summer & Judah! Trying to find the lesson beneath this pain & confusion… 😢😇💔