Peter Tosh's Son Jawara McIntosh Has Died
07/22/2020 by Reggaeville
Peter Tosh's youngest son, Jawara McIntosh aka Tosh1, has died!
Jawara was beaten into a coma back in February 2017 by another inmate while serving a sentence for ganja-related charges. Read the news about it here.
In a story by Forbes Magazine in May 2020 The Tosh Family: Torn By Injustice, United By Love (And Cannabis) Jawara's sister Niambe McIntosh described the situation like this: “My brother still is confined to a bed, still unable to communicate, still cannot move with any intention, literally needs to be turned every two hours and every aspect of all of his needs have to be taken care of by somebody else."
Jawara McIntosh died on July 17, 2020 and the following official statement was shared on social media.
A MESSAGE FROM NIAMBE MCINTOSH:
We are so grateful for this past journey. It has made us all so much stronger and wiser, and has united us in a way that no other experience could. Love is the foundation of life. And when faced with death, it is love and understanding that liberates the soul. For even though the flesh may fade, the Spirit lives on Forever.
Jawara, you are a true soldier and we are blessed to have you as a son, a brother, a father, and a friend. Please hug and kiss our ancestors for the family. Your legacy lives on through your children, Jahzarah, Jeremaiah, Nazare, and Azariah.
I would also like to thank all of those that contributed to the day-to-day well being of Jawara. We give thanks to the Almighty for being in control. Our mom, Melody, the fiercest mom anyone could ever ask for. You spread your wings around Jawara with unwavering Love and Protection. Jawara's wife, Letia, showed us true love and dedication. Sister Tobi, made sure that he stayed well groomed and appreciated. Cousin Melo for the warrior spirit that kept us all strong during the most difficult of times. Jawara's 9 siblings and family who provided continued love and support. Brian, who made sure that we could focus on Jawara's healing while he took care of everything else. Cousin Shirkim, who helped care for Tosh from the moment Jawara came home from the hospital to the moment his spirit transitioned. Cousin Ashanti who held Jawara down and cared for him without hesitation. Jawara's brother from a higher power, Give Lyfe, who always showed up when Jawara needed him the most. Auntie Flo who assured that Jawara had the best holistic care and diet. And the nurses that became family, Rose, Greg, and Sabina. We are also so grateful for all of the Tosh children in Boston. Jawara's children and nieces truly gave us all the strength to care for Tosh daily. Their patience and young wisdom has been remarkable.
And many thanks to all the family, friends, and fans that kept us in your prayers and contributed in your own special way. Much Love.
We are all a much stronger and closer community.
- Jah Guide -