R.I.P. Ronnie Butler

Today, we mourn the loss of a music legend, cultural icon, talented artist and true Bahamian.

Ronald "Ronnie" Butler Sr. MBE epitomized the indomitable Bahamian spirit and exemplified all that defines the people of this great nation.

The Godfather of Bahamian Music was loved and admired both at home and abroad. Ronnie as he was fondly called, captured the hearts of many and captivated audiences from all walks of life. This son of the soil made us proud to be Bahamians and never stopped believing in the Bahamian Dream.

The legacy of Ronnie Butler will be defined by his selflessness and sacrifice. He delighted in using his gifts and talents for the benefit of his people whether he was compensated or not.

A grateful nation salutes one of her illustrious sons. Ronnie Butler has now flown away and has taken his place alongside angels in the Heavenly Orchestra. Adieu Ronnie. Your footsteps in the Bahamian sand will endure for generations to come.

Arinthia S. Komolafe
DNA Deputy Leader