Calypso King Leroy Calliste, the Black Stalin, suffers stroke

Calypsonian the Black Stalin, whose real name is Leroy Calliste, was rushed to Trinidad's San Fernando General Hospital on Sunday night after suffering a stroke after a performance at a charity show in the south of Trinidad.

Relatives said that Stalin, 73, was performing at a fundraiser for the St. Andrew Anglican Church building fund.

Stalin a legendary calypsonian, often considered second only to the Mighty Sparrow, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of the West Indies (UWI) and was also crowned Calypso King of Kings in 1999 for his mega hit “Black Man Feeling to Party.”

Stalin remained in the hospital on Monday experiencing limited mobility and speech problems and is undergoing tests.