Dr. DK Duncan Biography, Wiki
Dr. DK Duncan was the iconic Jamaican member of parliament, has died on September 17th, 2020. Duncan’s death comes less than a month after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Duncan was a political force to be reckoned with and a very passionate man who played a key role in shaping the politics of Jamaica during his time.
Dr. DK Duncan Age
He has died at the age of 80.
Duncan’s political career spanned 45 years beginning in the 1960s. In 1977, he was appointed to the Cabinet as Minister of National Mobilization and Human Resources. He served as Member of Parliament for East Central St Andrew in the 1970s and later as MP for Hanover Eastern in 2007.
“DK was one of the central figures in politics; his passing marks the end of a long political career and contribution to the Jamaican society. We were both agreed on a fundamental matter, Jamaica first,” Holness said, adding “I offer my sincere condolences to the entire Duncan family, including Dr. Duncan’s wife Beverley and his children who loved him dearly.”
In the meantime, PNP President and Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips said the entire party is shocked and saddened by the passing of Duncan, who gave over 60 years of service to the people of Jamaica through the People’s National Party.
Duncan was the PNP’s national organizer in 1972 before being elevated to the position of general secretary in 1974. He was elected in 1976 as Member of Parliament for East Central St Andrew and was a minister in the Michael Manley cabinet.
Dr. DK Duncan Wife, Children
He is survived by his wife, Beverley, and his five children. Duncan’s first wife, Grace Duncan, died on September 10, 2010, after being diagnosed with an unspecified terminal illness. Throughout her life, Grace Duncan had been a dedicated fighter for the right of the disabled. Her efforts were recognized in 2004 when she was awarded the Order of Distinction, Commander Class, by the Jamaican government. DK Duncan said at the time of his wife’s passing, “She had a profound love and respect for the Jamaican culture and people. Jamaica was her passion and she lived it in a practical sense.”
Duncan remarried in January 2012 when he wed Beverley Anderson-Manley in Kingston. The wedding was planned by Duncan’s daughter, Patricia, Jamaica Gleaner reported at the time.
In the September 2020 Jamaican general elections, two of his daughters, Imani Duncan-Price and Patricia Duncan-Sutherland, ran unsuccessfully. His son, Keith Duncan, is the head of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. Patricia Duncan=Sutherland paid tribute to her father in a Facebook post that read, “Thank you, daddy, for a life well-lived, for a legacy of strength and principle, for a whole heap of love!!!”
Dr. DK Duncan Net Worth
Dr. DK Duncan’s Net Worth is Under Review
Death and Cause
Dr. DK Duncan has died at the age of 80. Duncan’s death came on September 17. His death comes less than a month after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Duncan’s death was announced in a Facebook post from Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness said, It is with very deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Former Cabinet Member, Member of Parliament for Eastern Hanover, and East Central St. Andrew, Dr. D.K Duncan.” Holness added that Duncan was “known for his commitment and service to his country.
My sincerest condolences to the Duncan Family. Dr. DK Duncan lived a full life and made his full contribution to the political sphere. May his soul Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/ZINRwgylLH
— Pearnel P. Charles Jr. (@pcharlesjr) September 17, 2020