Body of Haitian hip-hop star Jean Jimmy Alexandre, “Jimmy O,” found in crushed vehicle in Port-au-Prince.
Jean Jimmy Alexandre, a Haitian singer and songwriter, as well as an active participant in Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity, was found dead in his crushed vehicle Friday
Jimmy O, as he is popularly known, was reportedly crushed in a vehicle during the 7.0-magnitude earthquake, while he was driving in downtown Port-au-Prince.
According to CNN, which was on the scene when his body was discovered Friday, a man examined the body and pulled from one of the victim’s pants pocket the artist’s passport. CNN said they saw the document, which verified the man was Jimmy O, whose legal name was Jean Jimmy Alexandre. He is survived by his wife and three children.