Governor Bryan’s Statement on the Passing of Kenneth “Lord Blakie” Blake Sr.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr issued the following statement Wednesday on the passing of Kenneth Blake Sr.:

“I was saddened to learn of Blakie’s passing while in Washington, DC, over the weekend. Since then, I have spoken with a number of Virgin Islanders who expressed how important he was to them and the importance of his contributions to Carnival and our culture. First Lady Yolanda Bryan and I extend our most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and the entire Virgin Islands Community.”