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House of Assembly Mourns the Tragic Loss of Popular Deejay, Michael "Mikey" Taylor

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Deejay Michael Taylor in happier times

The House of Assembly, on Monday, expressed profound sadness over the untimely passing of Michael "Mikey" Taylor, a cherished member of the renowned 'Prime DJs' camp.

Taylor's life was tragically cut short due to a boat mishap off the coast of Providenciales on Sunday, leaving the community in shock and mourning.

Speaker of the House, Hon. Gordon Burton, opened the session with heartfelt condolences, extending his regrets to all the families affected by this devastating loss, with a special mention of Mikey Taylor. The somber mood in the assembly hall reflected the collective grief felt by the nation.

Before presenting the Supplementary Appropriation's Bill, Minister of Finance Hon. E. Jay Saunders took a moment to express his sorrow at the passing of Mikey Taylor. He shared a personal connection with Taylor, not only as a close friend but as a part of his extended family. Taylor's tragic departure has left an indelible void in the hearts of those who knew him.

Opposition Leader Hon. Edwin Astwood also spoke during the session, revealing the profound impact of Taylor's death on him. He disclosed that Taylor was not just a close friend but a blood relative, making the loss even more devastating. Astwood recounted how the news of the deejay's passing had hit him with overwhelming grief, prompting him to drop everything to verify the authenticity of the news.

Mikey Taylor's passing marks another tragic loss of a young man in the Turks and Caicos Islands, adding to a lamentable series of untimely deaths attributed to various causes, including firearms and automobile accidents. In this instance, it was a heartbreaking boating accident that claimed Taylor's life.

According to an employee of Grace Bay Club, Taylor was a beloved fixture as the house deejay on Fridays, where both guests and staff held him in high regard. Friends have described him as a delightful and fun-loving individual, whose absence will be deeply felt in the community.


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