Antigua and Barbuda calypsonian Sir Rupert ‘King Swallow’ Philo is dead at the age of 78.
According to local news reports, he died on Friday after a period of illness.
The five-time Antigua and Barbuda Road March King was known for his social and political commentary.
His hits included Subway Jam, Satan Coming Down, Don’t Stop Dis Party and Fire In the Back Seat.
Sir Rupert was knighted by his country for his outstanding contribution to culture and to calypso.