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Theatre Director & Poet Jean “Binta” Breeze’s Cause of Death

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It is with the deepest sorrow to announce poet Breeze’s death. Jean “Binta” Breeze’s cause of death will be shared; stay with us for more details.

The brilliant Jean was a Jamaican dub poet and storyteller. She was successful and well known as a choreographer, theatre director, actor, and teacher.

She performed and worked worldwide, including in Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, North America, South-East Asia. She has been referred to as “one of the most important, influential performance poets of recent years.”

Theatre Director & Poet Jean Binta Breeze's Cause of Death
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What is Jean “Binta” Breeze’s Cause of Death?

Some possibilities have been shared due to Jean “Binta” Breeze’s cause of death, but no valuable source has refused or confirmed it yet. The US Day News will updates the article as soon as possible with reliable information.

Renaissance One Writers & Events was the first to announced: “We are incredibly saddened to announce that our dear friend JeanBintaBreeze MBE – poet, artist, theatre director, choreographer, actor, and teacher – has died in Jamaica, aged 65. Sending our deepest condolences to her family and friends during this terribly sad time.”

One replied: “Fullbodyheart memory of hearing Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze read – sing, live, make alive – her poetry at the Old Operating Theatre Museum maybe 20 years ago. Her brilliance.”

The Poetry Society also shared: “I now stir the skies” We are so sad to learn of the death of poet JeanBintaBreeze, much loved Jamaican-Londoner. Sharing below, her poem Rising, recently displayed on the tube as a Poems on the Underground poster.”

Kate Maltby replied to a tweet and also made the heartbreaking announcement: “A brilliant life. Here is JeanBintaBreeze performing live at the Y in Leicester in 2010.”


Jean “Binta” Breeze Poems

Before traveling to Britain, she studied at the Jamaican School of Drama. She left there at the age of thirty with the poet Linton Kwesi Johnson.

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Noted, the poet Breeze was recognized as the first woman performer in this traditionally male-dominated field. She had not only published several books of poetry but also had made multiple recordings of her work.

She had published so many books of her poems, including:

  • The Verandah Poems (2016)
  • Third World Girl: Selected Poems (2011)
  • The Fifth Figure (2006)
  • The Arrival of Brighteye and Other Poems (2000)
  • Song Lines (1997)
  • On the Edge of an Island (1997)
  • Spring Cleaning (1992)
  • Riddym Ravings and Other Poems (1988)
  • Answers (1983)

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Reactions to Jean “Binta” Breeze’s Death

As soon as the heartfelt news came out, many have been sharing their condolences via social media. One tweeted: “seeing her read is one of my earliest and most exciting memories of poetry. Mum took me. rest in power Jean Binta Breeze.”

One wrote: “When I come out on an evening like this, I think of all the women who didn’t make it, for whatever reason…and this is for them.” -Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze When someone does work that changes your life, please don’t wait. Tell them today. RIP.”

One expressed: “Following a period of ill health Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze sadly died on the evening (EST) of 4th August 2020 in Jamaica at the age of 65. Jean was an especially important part of our literary community in the UK and the Caribbean. #JeanBintaBreeze RIP.”

One said: “Stop: We have just lost one of our greatest poets, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, a Jamaican poet, storyteller, choreographer, actor & teacher. What she achieved in her career many of us could only dream of accomplishing. She influenced thousands, inc me. I’m crying right now.”

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