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Peter Roy Byer dies

roy byerAcclaimed cinematographer, videographer and still photographer Peter Roy Byer has died.

He passed away this afternoon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at the age of 68.

Byer had been hospitalised since September 20 after suffering a stroke.

byer as a youth

Peter Roy Byer in his younger years as a GIS videographer.

After 40 years with the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS), Byer retired in December, 2011.

Byer was also the manager of the calypso tents Tomorrow’s Children and the 25-year-old Kingdom Of Super Gladiators that has seen many a finalist in the Pic-O-De-Crop competition over the years.

8 Responses to Peter Roy Byer dies

  1. David Bowen
    David Bowen October 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    This is truly a sad occasion… my deepest sympathy to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  2. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls October 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    My condolences to the family. He was always ready with a humorous comment. I’m sure we will all miss his wit

  3. Lovejoy Coppin-Wade
    Lovejoy Coppin-Wade October 29, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    RIP Roy.. Oh WoW !!

  4. Elridge Dixon October 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Undoubtedly the best cinematographer and videographer Barbados has ever produced. His work was par excellence and his collection must now be acquired as priceless gems of our history. Click! Click! May he rest in peace.

  5. Sledge Hammer October 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    RIP, Roy, and my condolences to Valmay and everyone in your home circle. Thanks for the guidance you gave me in my short lived calypso career as well as your help when I worked alongside you at BGIS in the mid-’90s.

  6. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock October 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    My sincere, condolences to the friends an relatives of the late Roy Byer.

  7. Patrick Blackman October 29, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    RIP Roy, really sad news.

  8. Colleen Brathwaite November 28, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Condolences to the family!


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