Former industry and commerce minister, Douglas Vaz, died early this morning.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement a short while ago on social media.
According to the prime minister, Vaz, who was 83, passed away in this sleep.
Vaz served as the industry and commerce minister in a former JLP administration.
He is also the father of current minister without portfolio in the ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz.