Professor Emeritus Dr Frederick “Freddie” Hickling, one of Jamaica’s noted psychiatrists died this evening in hospital. He was 75.

Dr Hickling was a former head of the University of the West Indies (UWI Mona) Psychiatry Department and was also the executive director of the Caribbean Institute of Mental Health.

The Hickling family in a post on social media shortly after his passing said: “Our family bids him farewell with our prayers and to the music of Miles Davis, Third World, Buju Banton, Harold Butler, Morgan Heritage, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. He lived with courage and love. Farewell beloved.”

The family also thanked the “magnificent staff at the UHWI from which he graduated 50-years ago.”

In a quick response to the passing of Dr Hickling, Senator Dr Saphire Longmore, who is also a psychiatrist posted on social media: “Rest In Peace Professor Hickling. You are an inspiration of a fighter and a dreamer. I am grateful to have learned from you.”

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