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Rex Nettleford ist tot

Von: Manfred Bischoff

Ralston Milton "Rex" Nettleford, OM (Jamaica), (February 3, 1933 - February 2, 2010) was a Jamaican scholar, social critic, choreographer, and Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), the leading research university in the Caribbean

On January 27, 2010, Rex Nettleford was admitted to the intensive care unit of the George Washington University hospital, Washington DC, after suffering a heart attack at his hotel in the city. He was unconscious and in a coma for several days. On Tuesday, February 2, 2010, Rex Nettleford was pronounced dead at around 8:00pm EST.

The following is excerpted from “To be Liberated from the Obscurity of Themselves: An Interview with Rex Nettleford” by David Scott which was published in Small Axe Number 20 in June 2006