Motor sports groups mourn 'Mikey Spice's' untimely death


Motor sports groups mourn 'Mikey Spice's' untimely death

Associate Editor ---
Auto & Entertainment

Friday, July 31, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!

JAMAICA'S motor sports community is mourning the loss of photographer Michael “Mikey Spice” Samuels who was shot and killed at his home in Cumberland, St Catherine, on Wednesday evening.

Samuels, 45, was a regular fixture on the motor racing scene.

The Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC), local governing body of motor sport in Jamaica, remembered Samuels for his contribution.

“Mikey Spice was a long-standing motor sport stalwart, always recording special moments through his unique lens. He is remembered for his outstanding contribution to motor sport with his excellent photography. May he rest in peace,” said Stephen Gunther, chairman of the JMMC, in a statement yesterday.

The Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC), which promotes motor racing in Jamaica, said it was saddened by his passing.

“Our love, thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and associates. Mikey was full of humour and was blessed with an amazing spirit, enthusiasm for his work and life. Even in his passing, he has left so many reminders to keep smiling and enjoy life,” said the JRDC in a statement.

According to police reports, Samuels was watering plants at his home when he was pounced upon by a lone gunman, on foot, who opened fire hitting him multiple times.

The gunman reportedly escaped in a waiting motor vehicle.

The police were summoned and Samuels was found lying on the roadway, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations are ongoing.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon