Local musician revealed as drowning victim

| 12/05/2010

(CNS): The man who died over the weekend after swimming in the South Sound area has been identified as 43-year-old Michael Greene, also known as Bishop, a well known name on the local music scene, News 27 reports. Although initially from Jamaica, ‘Bishop’ had live in the Cayman Islands for more than 14 years. Police have said that a post mortem examination will be carried out to determine the exact cause of Greene’s death, though they have stated there are no suspicious circumstances. Irving Hernandez, who worked in the studio with Bishop, said he would be releasing the latest track “Cease Fire” they had worked on together as a tribute to his friend.

 
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  1. Evette and Dubie says:

    My condolences goes out Michael Green and his family.I  have known Bishop for two years. I met bishop thru my husband,Donnovan Petterson A.K.A. Dubie dubie has known bishop for over 13 years.they accept each other as family. we both miss bishop he has always have positive thought and ideas and always giving us good encouragement. We love him and we miss him .Bishop we know you will be in heaven with GOD. We will always remember you…Dubie and Evette.

  2. Evette and Dubie says:

    my condolence goes out to michael Green and his family. I have known bishop for two years.he has all ways giving us good encouragement and always have positived idea he was always a happy person. i am sending this coments onbehalf of my husband Donnovan Petterson A .K.A Dubie. they have known each other for over 13 years we truly miss you Bishop,we know you will be in heaven withGOD.we will always remember you because you are special to us love from Evette and Dubie

  3. Julie Doughty says:

    My condolences to Michael’s family and friends.

    Michael was one of the first people I met arriving on your beautiful island to visit friends. He was one of a kind and will not be forgotten. He is already missed as far away as Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. We were blessed to have him in our lives.

  4. Anyonymous says:

    When I heard the news my heart was hurting, words alone cannot express how much I miss you….I miss you so much my friend ….throughout all of the years that I have known you ….you were one of the greatest person I have ever known, I have shed many tears for you, but deep down inside I know God will take good care of you.  So until we meet again my friend I just wanted you to know that I will never forget you as long as I live!  R.I.P 

  5. Samuel says:

    I have known Bishop since he first came to Cayman about 17 years ago.  He was the personification of the friendly and harmonious relationship that Caymanians and Jamaicans have always enjoyed. 

    He roped right into our community, making his mark not only by being a hard, loyal and honest worker, but familiarizing himself with our culture, our norms and sharing his culture through many things such as music.

    He had a passion for young people and was always ready to ‘reason’ and share a word of encouragement with anyone-especially ‘the yutes’ as Bishop would refer to us.  His musical content was always positive and uplifting because he felt a responsibility to do so. 

    Bishop was a larger than life character, virtually impossible to dislike.  He overwhelmed you with kindness and friendliness and would hail you from a mile away if he recognized you. 

    We have lost one of the finest members of our community and I have lost a friend.

    RIP Bishop…the light you shined during your lifetime will never be put out.

  6. Anonymous says:

    RIP Bishop..u will be missed…………….times like these when we question why>>why you?

  7. N.N. says:

    Why always the good guys?
    Bishop was one of the best.
    We already miss you. RIP my friend.

  8. Anonymous says:

    This comes as a shock to me as I would never in my mind believe this would have been the way Bishop would have died.  He was a positive figure in our community and who was very hard working, honest, jovial, and responsible.

    Bishop enjoyed dominoes, fishing, helping members of the public via repairs, etc.  He will be sadly missed.  RIP Bishop.

  9. Lynn Drew says:

    So sorry to hear Michael Green is no longer with us. A friend for a long time, we shared so many laughs together."Bishop" used to catch fish in the lake at my house, a job I really didn’t want to do myself, and he was always ready to do repairs or just check on me to see that I was OK. He was such a "big" man in personality, I can’t believe he is gone.   A man with such a good heart, "Bishop", you will be missed. 

  10. Balanced View says:

     

    Bishop was a very decent, hard working, community oriented individual. He was an honest man and always had a word of wisdom to pass along. His works will not go unnoticed and he will certainly live on the hearts of those he touched.
     
    RIP Bishop
     
  11. Anon says:

    So sorry to hear this news.  Very sad.  RIP Bishop and sincere condolences to family and friends.

  12. Anonymous says:

    RIP my brother