Singing Sandra Has Died. Gypsy Lost for Words
Sandra DesVignes-Millington or “Singing Sandra” as she was affectionately known, has passed away.
DesVignes-Millington was born in 1957 in East Dry River and raised in Morvant, Trinidad & Tobago.
She was 64 years old.
The Former Calypso Monarch died early on Thursday morning at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. She had been receiving treatment for an unknown ailment.
NCC Chairman, Winston Gypsy Peters was emotional as he offered his condolences to the country.
He was at a loss for words this morning when he spoke on the Power Breakfast Show.
Mr. Peters added that the loss wasn’t just one for Trinidad and Tobago, but for the region as a whole.
Music producer Carl “Beaver” Henderson posted on Facebook, “A soldier of peace, love and calypso left with her dignity. RIP my sister. You have done so much good.”
In 2015, she spent weeks in the Intensive Care Unit of the Port of Spain General Hospital after undergoing surgery for a hernia.
Also, its alleged, that Singing Sandra had previously suffered a stroke a few years ago. However, she appeared to have recovered and was back performing.
So, this sudden death comes to many as a shocking news.
Singing Sandra was a two-time Calypso Monarch and a finalist in many Dimanche Gras Shows.
Photo: Singing Sandra