Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the passings of Hal Greaves and Shirley "Beulah" King, have left this country poorer artistically.
Persad-Bissessar issued this statement with regard to the passing of the outstanding citizens.
"I join the rest of Trinidad and Tobago in mourning the passing of talented performing artistes Hal Greaves and Shirley “Beulah” King.
The deaths of Mr. Greaves and Ms. King have robbed our country of two of its finest artistic practitioners, who also lent their considerable ingenuity to important social causes.
One of this country's most recognised actresses, Shirley “Beulah” King has died.
Her death comes just one week after her husband passed.
News of her passing was released just after 11 am Monday.
King acted in several local productions in a career that spanned 40 years.
She was born in 1942 at Point Fortin but spent most of her childhood in Chaguanas.
She was also a teacher.
King received the Hummingbird medal (silver) in 1998 and she was also presented with the Cacique Lifetime Achievement Award.