Jimmy O, Haitan Hip-Hop Artist and Part of Yele Haiti Found Dead
Jimmy O, a Hatian hip-hop artist and a philanthropist with a part in Wyclef Jean's charity Yele Haiti was found dead today after the Haiti Earthquake on Tuesday.
Jimmy O, real name Jean Jimmy Alexandre, was crushed in a vehicle while he was apparently driving in downtown Port-au-Prince. CNN was on the scene when his body was discovered and upon checking his pockets and finding his passport, the people around realized that the man was indeed Jimmy O.
Jimmy O's family and agent, who were on the scene, also verified his identity. "His loss will be tremendous in Haiti," said the agent, Henry Robert Dominique.
Jimmy O helped to run Yele Haiti and he also helped develop new talent in Haiti and get new artists started on a road to success.
His wife, mother, and three children wept at the spot where his body was found and they were soon joined by a group of people.
Yele Haiti worked in the country to help the people restore their pride and their lives with programs such as food distribution, emergency relief and scholarship funds. Wyclef Jean had mobilized help for the people of Haiti within hours of the earthquake happening.