Thousands turn out to pay their last respects to a musical icon
ZIZ News…June 6, 2012 — One of our foremost entertainers and recording artiste Kevin Donavan better known as “Masud Sadiki” or “Stitch In Time” was given a great send off earlier today Wednesday June 5, when he was laid to rest at the Springfield Cemetery following a church service at the Immaculate Conception Co-Cathedral.
Thousands attended the service in the church while hundreds more had to find seating provided for them on the outside and many looked on and listened in Independence Square just across from the church.
The many tributes rendered showed how well loved Masud Sadiki was, how jovial he was, and how he was able to bring a sense of togetherness wherever he was.
The UN Women representative whom Masud worked with described him as a person everyone enjoyed working with and praised him for the song he wrote “Stitch in Time” condemning violence against women which was a popular song all over the world assisting in the campaign.
One of the main tributes presented by the Director of Culture Creighton Pencheon spoke of the love Masud had for his wife and children and his extended family.
Musical tributes were done by the group British Dependency out of Anguilla, whom he worked very closely with, and his own Limitless Band. Prior to the official service, attended by the Governor General His Excellency Dr. Sir. Cuthbert Sebastian, Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Sam Condor and senior government officials, his music was played in the background as persons lined up to get a final view of his body.
Many persons also lined the route to the Springfield Cemetery to pay their finals respects to a man that did great things for the development of the music industry.
Masud Sadiki died on Monday May 21, 2012 when his body was found hanging from a tree in Old Road close to where he lived.