Mairoon Ali’s Send-Off: A Celebration…

Update: December 24, 2009

Mairoon Alis Send-Off: A Celebration of Life
Mairoon Ali's Send-Off: A Celebration of Life

Mairoon Ali’s Send-Off: A Celebration of Life in pictures

Mairoon Ali given spectacular send-off
Beautiful! That’s the most appropriate word that can be used to describe the celebration ceremony of the life of Mairoon Ali at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, yesterday. An almost packed auditorium of family and friends, who came out to pay tribute and bid a final farewell to a treasured woman, were treated to nothing short of the many colours of Ali. Among the gathering were Ambassador Joan Yuille-Williams, MP for Mayaro, Winston “Gypsy” Peters, Peter Minshall and Minister of Information Dr Neil Parsanlal.

Arts community bids farewell to Mairoon Ali
Olatunji Yearwood wanted to sing one of his songs in tribute to his mother, actress Mairoon Ali, during the service in celebration of her life at the Queen’s Hall in St Ann’s yesterday. He, however, could not and even when he attempted to sing a verse of ’Royal’ by Taurus Riley, the young soca artiste broke down and had to be consoled by his elder sister, Aka Ali.

The service was one of much laughter as well, as reflective moments brought tears to people’s eyes when speakers reminisced over their own experiences of Ali through the years.

Fare-thee-well Mairoon
It WAS a celebration of the life of a woman who will be remembered by her colleagues and friends as a pioneer. Mairoon Ali who died on December 20 was paid tribute to in song, words and poetry at Queen’s Hall in St Ann’s yesterday following which, she was cremated in a private ceremony.

Mairoon Ali found Dead

Mairoon Ali
Mairoon Ali
Update: December 22, 2009

Stroke cause of Mairoon’s death
An autopsy conducted on the body of actress Mairoon Ali, 55, yesterday, revealed that she died as a result of cerebral haemorrhage. Cerebral haemorrhage is bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain and is commonly referred to as a type of stroke.

Funeral tomorrow
The life and work of the actress and director will be celebrated tomorrow morning, during a public funeral ceremony at Queen’s Hall in St Ann’s, Port-of-Spain. There will be a slide presentation from 9 am, after which her family and members of the theatre fraternity will pay tribute to the playwright, radio host and television personality. Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Mavis John, Penelope Spencer, Nikki Crosby, Ann Fridal, the Malik Folk Performers, 3 Canal and Ali’s children are among those expected to deliver tributes. After the thanksgiving ceremony, there will be a private service and cremation for family and close friends at St James Crematorium.

Update: December 21, 2009

Mairoon Ali dies at 55
THE local performing arts fraternity is mourning the loss of well-known actress, comedienne and radio personality Mairoon Ali, 55, who yesterday was found dead in the bathroom of her St James apartment home.

Ali’s body was discovered at about 10.30 am by her son, Olatunji Yearwood who is a singer with the band Traffik and who lived with his mother. When the hearse arrived for the body at 3.15 pm several family members and friends including Ali’s former husband Edward Yearwood, had gathered at the apartment.

Actress Mairoon Ali found dead in bathroom
She brought joy to many through theatre. She was often the voice of reason on her radio and television programmes, much sought after to host popular events, along with her buddy comedienne Nikki Crosby. An all-rounder when it came to entertainment, Mairoon Ali did it all. Sadly, the life of Ali was cut short when she reportedly slipped and fell in the bathroom of her Carlton Street home in St James, sometime between Saturday night and yesterday morning. She was 54. However, the cause of death is yet to be determined.

Actress dies
Ali’s husband, Edward Yearwood, and son, soca artiste Olantunji Yearwood, were too distraught to speak to the Express. However, her stepson, Roland Yearwood, confirmed reports that she was found lying on the bathroom floor yesterday morning. ‘From all observances, yes it seems that she fell and hit her head. We don’t know what would have caused her to fall.’

More about Mairoon Ali
September 01, 2002 – Sunday Guardian
Mairoon Ali seems to be everywhere. An actress on both stage and TV; she teaches history at Holy Name Convent; is part of the dynamic trio that also includes Dale and Tony on i95.5’s morning show; lends her distinctive voice tp radio and TV ads; and writes and enacts skits for various events.

BREAKING NEWS: December 20, 2009

Local personality, Mairoon Ali was found dead in her bathroom late this morning in her St. James apartment by her son, Olatunji Yearwood.

16 thoughts on “Mairoon Ali’s Send-Off: A Celebration…”

  1. Condolences to Aunty Mairoon, yet again a great soul has left us, may she find peace after her tireless duty.

  2. Condolences go out to the family and all those whose lives Mairoon has touched. May the joy of knowing her beauty comfort you all in this difficult time. Rest in peace.Gone to soon.

  3. Talk about interesting coincidences in Trinidad aka Baby America. In California, a vibrant 32 year old actress Brittany Murphy suddenly drops down and die , and medical authorities ,along with her publicist are outdoing each other to show that her death was from natural causes before her body has developed rigor-mortis. Yeh Right , in of all places Hollywood!
    Likewise in Sweet Trinidad Mairoon Ali ,a 54 year old media sensation, and our own high flying local actress is found dead at her near her bathtub, and conclusions are coming left , right, and center before our illustrious boys and gals in blue , along with our Scotland Yard overpaid helpers have a say in the matter.
    Condolences are nevertheless in order for the family.

  4. Please accept my condolences on the passing of Ms Ali, she taught me at primary school, she will always be remembered. Rest in peace.

  5. Free is definitely what she is now, free from the bondage of everyday life. I did not know her personally, only had the privilage to listen to her radio program, but that little had great impact as I’m sure on others too. Aunty Mairoon has left for a peaceful place, where she can look down on us from time to time and t…ouch us in our times of need. To her family and friends, you have lost a loved one but gained an angel. See you soon Aunty….

  6. Condolences goes out to the family of Ms. Ali

    Life is really precious. I want to encourage all, let us not only prepare for this life but the life to come.
    The bible is true it is appointed unto man once to die, but after death we have to face the judgement .

    It either heaven or hell folks so please accept Jesus christ as saviour before its too late
    Hell is real

    God love us

  7. Apparently swine Flu,in both cases. That sniffle could be dangerous. We await official autopsy results.

  8. Condolances

    2 da family and extended family of Lady Mairoon Ali

    May She Rest In Peace and May all find Joy in her LIFE

  9. Rest in Peace Mairoon.I know that in my heart you are ok and have gone on to be with your Mom and your sister Maureen.You were so much fun to be around and I will never forget you.

  10. I will miss you dearly Mairoon.You have now joined your dear mother and sister in the spirit world and I know that there are no more worries and tears for always…

  11. Mairoon has been one of the motivating forces in my teaching career. I had the privilege of attending Gov’t Teachers’ College (1976-1978) with her. Her innovative and creative personality has challenged me to pursue greater academic rigor. She possessed the tools needed for survival to be a successful educator in the U.S.A. I will always remember her fondly. I extend my condolences to her children and the rest of her family.

  12. Mairoon will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege to meet and work with her. Her innovative and creative personality always challenged me to pursue greater academic rigor, which I did. My condolences to her family.

  13. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of our dear and precious Sister Mairoon. I am in shock, as I watched Mairoon on Tuesday and Friday on the fabulous Gayelle TV Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Morning Show. I will miss her, as she was an inspiration to me. God Bless and Love to all.

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