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In tribute to the late deejay’s ‘Warlord’ persona, male relatives were attired in army-looking fatigue, similar to that worn by Merciless at the famous Sting 2000 clash, where he was touted as killing Ninjaman, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man in one fell blow

On entering the compound of the St Gabriel’s Anglican Church, where the service for LeonardMercilessBartley was held last Saturday, it was obvious that it was going to be a funeral service with a difference. The gate was manned by security guards, and on the way to the church hall, another stood in theshade, maintaining order as he kept the stage area free, turning away frustrated vloggers who tried to squeeze into the cramped space.

In tribute to the late deejay’s ‘Warlord’ persona, male relatives were attired in army-looking fatigue, similar to that worn by Merciless at the famous Sting 2000 clash, where he was touted as killing Ninjaman, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man in one fell blow.

The tributes, which were mostly in song, touched the emotions; however, Sharon Fielding, from the Wood Hall Church of God of Prophecy, changed the sombre mood to one of rejoicing and dancing as she engaged the audience in a praise medley.

Throughout the service, the unfolding tributes showed the softer side of the deejay’s character, the dedicated son, brother and uncle, as well as the comic and the loyal friend.

For dancehall star and actor Spragga Benz, “Leonard was my brother, was the only person who saw him in a spot and volunteered to help”. His touching acapella rendition said it all about the respect and love he had for the late deejay.

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