The mother of iconic Dancehall superstar, Bounty Killer has died.
Ivy Williams, more affectionately known as “Miss Ivy” passed away on Sunday at the age of 71. Bounty Killer announced his mother’s passing via his official Twitter page on Sunday morning.
“RIP to the world’s greatest mom bcuz she gave the world the greatest man. Ms. Ivy Williams 1941-2012. Rest in peace mama. Love u more than ever and all ways life and death is the equation; it’s inevitable and u live an excellent life my mother, my mentor, my friend, my a whole lot of things…Why now jah? U knows what’s best tho!!!” he tweeted.
Bounty and his mother shared a very close bond, with the “War Lord” referring to “Miss Ivy” in several of his songs including the 1996 single, Miss Ivy Last Son. Bounty Killer even accompanied his mother to church; going to the St. Catherine based Agape Christian Fellowship Church at her request after he was engaged in a slew of legal troubles, including an alleged assault on his then girlfriend.
No official cause of death has been offered at this time. However, early reports indicate that Williams succumbed to illness. She also had been battling cancer.
Miss Ivy was survived by her eight children as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.