The murder of Marlon Lennox Mason,
a father of five and community volunteer at CIUT 89.5 FM,
has devastated his family, friends, colleagues, fans and loved ones.
It has sent shock waves through their beings and turned worlds upside down.
A call to action for Marlon Lennox Mason, a.k.a. Shaggy
Please make a donation
to help his family!
All donations can be made through
transit #24182 account #0518182
|Rookie Danger, Shaggy & Scabba GSteady Vybz|
Toronto’s 18th Homicide Hits Home
On Thursday May 21 2015, I got a message that one of my colleagues was dead at 33; even worse, he had been murdered, gunned down in the streets of Toronto. The news was surreal and everyone, myself included, were left shell-shocked.
You never think that the person who’s been murdered, and being talked about in the news, is someone you actually knew. Shaggy and I shared three hours from 6-9am on Monday mornings with five other colleagues, spreading positive Reggae vibrations on the Morning Ride. Two of the five, were part of his inner circle, and closest friends outside of radio.
In addition to the Morning Ride, the three of them were all part of Steady Vybz, an all-Canadian Reggae show on Saturday mornings also on 89.5FM.
To say this has been hard for them is an understatement. Those closest to Marlon, didn’t think of Shaggy as a friend, but rather as a brother, and like his biological family, they are feeling broken and dumbfounded.
Five children have lost their father.
We are asking everyone to rally what funds they can to donate to assist his family during this tumultuous time.
All donations can be made through Scotia Bank – transit #24182 account #0518182
2-4pm & 6-9pm
GLENDALE, 1810 Albion Rd.
back l to r Chris Dubbs, Rookie Danger, Slingshot
front l to r Sweet T, Shaggy, MAdCast-Fuji, Fatal Vibez
(Morning Ride photo CIUT 89.5FM)
Death is never easy to process, and when it’s unexpected it’s harder. But when someone is murdered, when their life is taken by violence, it’s even harder to absorb because there is nothing natural about it. It makes no sense. He wasn’t sick, there wasn’t an accident. Instead, someone else pulled the trigger and stole his life, breaking hearts, dreams, hopes and aspirations.
There is a sense of helplessness and despair that the finality of death brings; however, there is also optimism in the good of people.
This is where you come in.
We his colleagues, friends and family are not powerless and are rallying together with confidence and faith that you will donate and support this cause in raising funds to assist his family.
The murder of Marlon, Lennox Mason, a father of five and community volunteer at CIUT 89.5FM, has devastated his family, friends, colleagues, fans and loved ones. It has sent shock waves through their beings and turned worlds upside down.
Shaggy is remembered as a hard-working generous, jovial and fun-loving man who was taken too soon, but whose memory is ingrained in the hearts of everyone who knew him.
Thank you on behalf of Steady Vybz and the Morning Ride crew, past and present.
Please give generously
any amount i$ appreciated
Marlon Lennox Mason