A true patriot.
It's how Winston Bailey "The Shadow" was remembered today during a celebration of his life at the queen's park savannah.
Family, friends, politicians and colleagues dressed in white on his request, to honour a man who dedicated most of his life to music.
But although he leaves behind a rich legacy, one former president questions why he never received this country's highest award.
Here's more from cameraman Neil Romain and Carisa Lee.