“The Living Chassis” passes away

“The Living Chassis” passes away

One of the Pioneers of the calypso art form in Saint Lucia, Sylvester Calderon, better known as “the Living Chassis”, is dead, members of the calypso fraternity have confirmed.

Chassis had been suffering from an unspecified illness.

He, along with others such as Caro and Lord Jackson, have been hailed as the persons who helped to develop calypso here to the stage where it currently is.

Chassis is also credited with playing a leading role in the founding the Uprising Calypso Tent.

He is best known for the calypso – “Nothing is we business until it reach crisis.”

Chassis also became embroiled in controversy when at one point in his career, he was accused of plagiarism of a Trinidad and Tobago calypso.

His response was to sing another well known calypso – “Dubie in the 10K.”

Friends remember him as being humorous and energetic.

However, they told the Times that for the past two weeks Chassis, who was diabetic, had been a patient at Victoria Hospital where his condition had deteriorated to the point where he had lost sight in one eye.

The former Police Officer whom family members told the Times was 64 years old, passed away this morning.

The Calypso fraternity is planning to meet with his family to organize the funeral.




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  1. Melanie Crichlow-Bishop
    December 31, 2015 at 6:10 pm Reply

    My condolences to his family and friends. Also the Calypso Community. May he Rest in Peace

  2. Anonymous
    December 31, 2015 at 6:31 pm Reply

    May he rest in peace.

  3. Anonymous
    December 31, 2015 at 9:51 pm Reply

    My condolences to his friends and family…

  4. The Commentator
    January 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm Reply

    “Dubie in the 10K is my song. It was given to me by a man called Vaughn. Not the Vaughn that is over the media, but the one that is over yonder.” He sang that song after a well known media announcer accused him of plagiarism.
    Rest in Peace Chassis.

  5. Anonymous
    January 2, 2016 at 7:45 am Reply

    In Trinidad a place called Arima……..don’t forget this part…..I thoroughly enjoyed Chassis.

  6. Anonymous
    January 2, 2016 at 3:11 pm Reply

    He was a well loved Entertainer, sorry he fell victim to this nightmarish killer…. May he rest in peace and let his family take comfort in know he was well known & well loved GOD BLESS

  7. Romer
    January 4, 2016 at 11:44 pm Reply

    Rest In Peace. Well loved.

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