Wayne Berkeley dies

Legendary Mas Maker Wayne Berkeley's Send-Off

Berkeley dies at 70
Legendary masman Wayne Berkeley died yesterday evening at age 70. In 2000, he suffered a severe stroke that left him paralysed on the right side of his body but never dulled his creativity

Berkeley makes mas no more
Mas designing legend Wayne Berkeley passed away at the family home on Clifford Street, Belmont, yesterday evening. He was 71.

His brother Oswald said the renowned mas maker died at 7.35pm due to complications of a third stroke which he suffered two weeks ago. Berekely survived his first stroke which occurred roughly ten years ago and left his right side of his body paralysed.

Wayne Berkeley — A biography
VETERAN Carnival masman Wayne Kenneth Berkeley, who died last night following complications due to a stroke, was born in 1940 in Belmont. He attended St Mary’s College.

‘Let’s celebrate Wayne’s life’
Masman Wayne Berkeley, who died on Thursday at age 70 following a stroke two weeks ago, will be laid to rest on Tuesday, June 14, either at the Church of the Assumption or the Chapel at St Mary’s College, which were the two churches he attended.

Minshall: Berkeley my greatest competitor
“My greatest competitor,” is how legendary masman Peter Minshall succinctly hailed another master of mas-making, Wayne Berkeley, who died on Thursday at age 71.

Berkeley a master of fantasy in mas costumes

Gypsy: He left a void on T&T’s cultural landscape

Genius of Berkeley must be shared

Saluting Wayne Berkeley
WAYNE Berkeley’s passing on Thursday night has deprived Trinidad and Tobago of one of our big names in Carnival costume design.

Legendary Mas Maker Wayne Berkeley's Send-Off
Legendary Mas Maker Wayne Berkeley’s Send-Off in pictures

4 Responses to “Wayne Berkeley dies”

  • Derek Anthony Richards

    Wayne Berkeley was a classical genius Carnival Designer, or designing the set for Miss Trinidad & Tobago when “Janelle Penny Commissiong” was the franchise holder, or when he did the beauty pageant, Pageant Production at the Queen’s Park Savannah. The man was like King Midas what ever he did left you in awe, never disappointed. I grew up playing mas with Wayne I was fifteen years old at the time, the year 1975 the presentation A la Carte it was just out of this world. I remembered seeing” Erica Williams daughter of our dearly premier Prime Minister Dr. Eric Williams she was one of his main Individuals in the band, former Miss World from Jamaica. His costumes was a work of art, he was a very organized man and very detailed oriented. Wayne Berkeley has set a standard that is unsurpass. My years playing with Wayne Berkeley is something I will cherish for many years to come, and I am grateful to my parents for giving me the opportunity to meet and be a part of the life and celebration of Trinidad & Tobago greatest artist, The Man, The Legend, The Genius. We miss you and you will always be in our thoughts, especially at Carnival Time. Peace be with you Wayne.

  • We will miss you dear kind and generous brother, your art and carnival designs will live on forever in our hearts.

    Rest in peace dear brother and friend.

    Oswald Berkeley.

  • thanxx this helped alot in preparation for my art exams :)

  • The Berkeley family wish to thank all the fine folks for their condolonces, visits, cards, e-mails and wreaths at the funeral of our brother and friend Wayne Berkeley. To the media and members of Trinidad & Tobago Government we say a special thank you for your kind support. Wayne will always be in the hearts of each and every one of us.

    Thank you once again
    Oswald Berkeley

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