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Deceased man had a heart condition

A St Michael community has been thrown into mourning, following the death of 64-year-old Franklyn Taylor, who collapsed and died at Bow Road, St Michael around 1 p.m. Friday.

The development seemed to take residents in the community by total surprise. However, Franklyn’s brothers Jeffrey Taylor and Donavan Whittington told Barbados TODAY that their older sibling had only been released from hospital six weeks ago where he was being treated for a heart condition.

Franklyn Taylor

Franklyn Taylor

Whittington, who received the sad news of his brother’s passing while he hanging out at a shop in nearby Long Gap, also reported that even though Franklyn had not been 100 per cent, he had been trying his best to keep active by taking regular walks.

“He had complications and things before. He had recently come out the hospital. He had complications with the heart he was complaining for, but was trying to be active and moving,” Whittington told Barbados TODAY.

Jeffrey Taylor (left) and Donavan Whittington looking at a picture of their brother Frankyn Taylor who collapsed and died at Bow Road, St Michael around 1 p.m. Friday.

Jeffrey Taylor (left) and Donavan Whittington looking at a picture of their brother Frankyn Taylor who collapsed and died at Bow Road, St Michael around 1 p.m. Friday.

He also said he was not totally surprised by his brother’s death, he was a bit taken aback by the discovery of his lifeless body lying on the road.

However, residents of Bow Road said they were shocked to see the former employee of R L Seale & Company Limited, “just fall down and dead”.

“I mean the man was walking and I look up and see he falling down. Then next you know the man on the ground dead. Well I couldn’t believe it,” one young male resident, who requested anonymity, said.

5 Responses to Deceased man had a heart condition

  1. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes September 17, 2016 at 7:47 am

    So sad that the news was so quick to say man dropped dead just for a story. They do not need to make a headline everytime someone does. It feeds on fears.

  2. FirstLady Alexander
    FirstLady Alexander September 17, 2016 at 8:23 am

    He had a heart condition and had complications in the past so the ONLY logical and possible reason for him “dropping dead”in the road would obviously be that exact same heart condition. ..smh

  3. Saundra Moore September 17, 2016 at 9:34 am

    May this gentleman RIP. Now this is what we need to hear…cause of death which may also be optional as pre-existing medical condition may be substituted.

  4. Alex Alleyne September 17, 2016 at 10:59 am

    In years gone by and the sun being so hot , when people “drop down dead” we use to hear the words “heat-stroke” all the time.

  5. Angela Fergusson September 17, 2016 at 11:27 am

    In hearing a possible reason for the death of someone, since this type of sad news travel rather quickly, it help in relaying fears of some evil and sinister phenomenough.
    We, individually need to pay more attention to our bodies, lifestyle, nutritional intake and consumption of water.
    May I humbly suggest ” please go to the doctor and have a medical checkup. It is worth it.” Many of us have high blood pressure, diabetes, and many ailments. Please have your pressure checked at least.
    Many persons have unknown medical issues and the body wears out, to our family and friends surprise. We must take care of our bodies, after all we place much pressure on our physical machine.


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