The Saint Lucia media fraternity is in mourning after the deaths of Victor Marquis and Denish Monlouis.
A family member said Monlouis, in his early fifties, died Thursday morning at the OKEU Hospital, where he was in intensive care.
He had worked at several media houses, including Choice Television, the Government Information Service, and Winners TV, where he was the Production Lead.
A colleague at Winners TV said that the death came as a shock.
He recalled that Monlouis was a professional with whom it was a pleasure to work.
The colleague told St. Lucia Times that the deceased’s frequent assertion was, “When it comes to my work, I don’t play!”
The colleague said the death and that of several other media workers in recent times had caused him to reflect on his own life and rethink how he was living.
Monlouis died while a GoFundMe initiative was underway to raise money for his medical care overseas.
According to the GoFundMe page, on October 9th, he suffered from a stroke that led to a devastating fall, was hospitalised, placed in a coma, and suffered from severe bleeding in his brain.
Victor Marquis, a former Voice Newspaper Editor, died on Sunday at his home In Pavee, Castries.
On Thursday, the newspaper paid tribute to him, describing Marquis as ‘a prolific writer, author, critical thinker, funny man and all round great human being to be around.’
Headline photo: (Left to Right) Victor Marquis & Denish Monlouis.