Death of Trevor Rhone

1940 - September 15, 2009
Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaican playwright who co-wrote the reggae film classic "The Harder They Come"
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KINGSTON, Jamaica (The Associated Press)

Trevor Rhone, a Jamaican playwright who co-wrote the reggae film classic "The Harder They Come" and helped introduce the island's pop culture to the world, died Tuesday. He was 69.

Rhone died after a heart attack at a hospital in Jamaica's capital, Kingston, according to his brother, Neville, and playwright Barbara Gloudon, a longtime friend and colleague.

Born in 1940, Rhone wrote more than a dozen plays, including his two...

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