The following is the full text of the statement from the Duncan family:
"We are heartened by the outpouring of love and appreciation from all over Jamaica and the world that we have received on DK’s passing today.
DK left an indelible mark on the social fabric of the nation. He was not afraid to challenge the status quo, speak his truth and stand for equality or all people. He was fearless in championing issues that affect the majority of Jamaicans that often feel they have no voice. He was a master political organizer, focused on participation and engagement to build the country and a Movement from the ground up. He believed that collectively we could build a better Jamaica!
He chose the PNP as his vehicle to express this development for his country and was instrumental in the development of the party.
DK, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and our bonafide friend was a giant for us. He had a special relationship with his four brothers, as children of Pearly and HH. DK has left in all of us a legacy of commitment to social justice, integrity, passion for people, truth and love.
He had a strong commitment to family and lived with a generosity of heart. He was deeply caring and always there for people in times of genuine need.
DK and Bev, together for over three decades, were deeply bonded over their shared passion for equality and social justice and vision for Jamaica. Their commitment to passing on their knowledge and experience to those who chose politics as their path is appreciated by many.
We as a family honour DK for offering his life as a contribution to his beloved country.
We are grateful to the medical team at the UHWI for their tireless and dedicated care. To Junior, Georgette, Paul, and the staff of the Dental Surgery, thank you for all your support. We are sincerely appreciative.
Walk good DK. Son of the soil. Your legacy will be carried by every soul that you have touched."
- Countries: Jamaica