He is survived by his wife, Evansdey Henry; his daughters, Samantha Shaw, Josheina Shaw, Ishika Shaw, Dominique Martin, Naomi Campbell, and Sapphire Campbell; his sons, Javion Shaw, JahMarley Shaw and Brad Campbell; and five grandchildren.
Fitzroy Ogilvie Matthews Simpson was born on May 10, 1951 in Kingston. His father, Burnett Simpson, moved to England when Fitzroy was young. His mother, Monica Matthews, owned a shop.
His wife, Sylvia Simpson, died in 2017. He leaves behind his sister, Lorna Howell; his brother, Lloyd Howell; his daughters, Ronece Simpson and Rosemarie Simpson; his sons, Allan Simpson and Omar Simpson; and six grandchildren.
Although the members of the Mighty Diamonds all knew each other at school, it was only later that they got together as a group as young men working in Kingston. They originally called themselves Limelight, but they changed the name and took their stage name after Tabby’s mother started calling them the Diamonds.
“Bunny, he lived near my house,” Tabby Diamond said in the 2008 interview. “And we thought maybe we could do something together, so we started singing together. Then one night we came over and Bunny was singing and Judge heard him and said, ‘I want to play guitar on that.’ So one night we played a few songs together and we said, ‘Yeah, things can work, things can work.’”
After 40 years of recording and touring, the Mighty Diamonds slowed down in the early 2010s, but they continued to record. They were awarded the Jamaican government’s Order of Distinction in 2021, one of the country’s highest civilian honors.