‘Den Den’ Hutchinson passes  – CNW Community


Dennis “Den Den” Hutchinson, a legendary schoolboy footballer within the mid to late Seventies, has died.

Hutchinson, who had been ailing with an undisclosed left leg for many years, died on the Kingston Public Hospital on Tuesday night time. Coincidentally, he solely lately had the leg amputated.

Hutchinson got here to fame as a number one member of the Tivoli Gardens Complete Excessive Faculty Manning Cup-winning group in 1976. Shortly after lifting the varsity’s first main title, Hutchinson virtually misplaced his life after being shot in his Maxfield Avenue neighborhood.

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He has defined that gunmen from his neighborhood accosted him and requested how he might come from a PNP (Peoples Nationwide Get together) space and assist and a JLP (Jamaica Labour Get together) college win the Manning Cup.

He additional defined that the bullet entered slightly below his coronary heart and exited by an arm and the physician mentioned he survived due to being in good bodily situation.

With worry and trepidation, he transferred to Clarendon Faculty the next 12 months and helped the Winston Chung-Fah-coached group to elevate the DaCosta Cup title, enjoying alongside observe schoolboy greats comparable to Lenworth “Trainer’ Hyde, Wayne Surprise, Donovan “Che” Wray and Oneil Russell.

In later years Hutchinson served the Tivoli Gardens neighborhood as a coach of the basketball group which gained the nationwide championships on three events within the early to mid-2000s.

The 63-year-old is survived by his common-law spouse Sharon Reid and 9 youngsters.

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