Reggae Month ends with another death

Chad Young, CEO and Managing Director of IRIE FM and ZIP 103 FM, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, three and a half years after his father, Karl.

Chad Young, CEO and Managing Director of IRIE FM and ZIP 103 FM, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, three and a half years after his father, Karl.

By Carmen Glover

On February 27, one day before the official end of Reggae Month, Chad Young, 27, the son of Karl Young, who died June 2010, died. Like the case of his father, no cause of death was revealed for Chad. Instead, IRIE FM, released a statement to the media. The statement is as follows:

Chad Young, CEO & MD of IRIE and Zip FM passes away (Official Media Statement)

At approximately 5;00 p.m. this afternoon (Thursday, February 27, 2014), Chad Young, the Chief  Executive officer and Managing Director of IRIE FM and ZIP 103 FM, passed away after succumbing to illness. He was 27 years old.

Mr. young continued the tradition of his father, Karl “Chief” Young of innovation and futuristic thinking with IRIE FM and ZIP 103 FM being the first local media houses to have mobile apps, creating a new corporate home for ZIP FM and building the most powerful and best sounding music truck in Jamaica, the Shockwave. He was also keen on being as original and cutting edge as possible on air as well as online. Chad was loved and respected for his happy nature, affableness and down to earth personality.

The family of Mr. Young and the Management and staff of IRIE FM and ZIP 103 FM are grateful for the outpouring of affection and promise to carry that with them as they from strength to strength.

We join the reggae community in mourning the loss of both father and son in this impactful music family.–OnPointPress.net.