Markland Campbell aka JAHIANT JAHH was shot dead in Ottawa, Canada last Friday as he was attempting to defend his 18-year old daughter after she called saying she was being assaulted by two men.
According to his manager, Naomi Fudemoto, Campbell was shot in the chest and passed away while undergoing surgery. Ottawa police have since arrested and charged a man, 18-year-old Donald Musselman, with second-degree murder. At the age of 16, Campbell led an anti-violence concert to protest the senseless death of Nicholas Battersby, Ottawa’s first drive-by shooting victim in March 1994. He was killed 25 years later and less than a mile away from that tragedy.
Campbell was killed just days after the release of his group’s new album – Life Moves Fast.
The entertainer grew up in Portmore, St Catherine and made his first stage appearance at age 13 on a talent show. He migrated to Canada shortly after and embarked on a music career.