Conqueror Killed While Crossing Road

Leroy 'Mighty Conqueror' Paul
Leroy ‘Mighty Conqueror’ Paul

Leroy ‘Mighty Conqueror’ Paul was struck by a car on the night of Thursday 27th January, 2011, while crossing Wrightson Road near the Kalypso Revue Tent at SWWTU Hall. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital. ‘Mighty Conqueror’ was on his way to rehearsals for the 2011 Calypso tent season. His hits included “Trinidad Dictionary”, “Woman And Money” and “Fresh Water Yankee”. He was 71.

The Calypsonian had just concluded what would be his last interview on Power 102’s “With Men in Mind” hosted by Norma Clarke.


Conqueror dies in road accident
Eyewitnesses said the calypsonian was still conscious but in great pain as several of his fellow bards surrounded him and tried to render assistance. Among them was Sugar Aloes, who held the critically wounded calypsonian as he lay on the ground, and Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Winston “Gypsy” Peters. Conquie was still alive when an EMS ambulance arrive on the scene to transport him to hospital but died sometime later.

Conqueror killed on way to rehearsals
The calypso world was plunged into mourning on hearing the news that calypsonian Conqueror (Leroy Paul), 75, was killed on Thursday night after being struck by a car while he was attempting to cross Wrightson Road in Port of Spain.

17 thoughts on “Conqueror Killed While Crossing Road”

  1. It’s always sad when someone “passes” Almost three weeks ago halfway around the world while in the shower “yuh so old and stompy,yuh never have money…….” The manner in which he left.Condolences to the bereaved family….God bless!

  2. Knowed him personally, a real gentleman I am toataly shocked my deepest sympathy to his family. Conky may you rest in peace.

  3. Condelences to the family and the calypso fratenity. We never know when it will be our last walk, talk or smile…

  4. Very sad. We never know when we will leave this world.

    Condolences to his bereaved family and to the kaiso fraternity.

    C Ross

  5. There were two calypsonians that I remember Bob Gittens played regualarly as I was getting dressed to leave for school — The Hawk and Conqueror.

    The Hawk died last year and now Conky this year. May their souls rest in peace.

  6. condelences to his family, may his soul rest in eternal peace. you will be missed. RIP

  7. Perhaps a pedestrian crossing named in his honour, at the site would be a fitting memorial.

  8. I had some memorable times during the late nineties, at Conquie’s home on Montgomery Street in Brooklyn with Valentino, Brownboy, the late Nap Hepburn. Relator and Ragga were also among those of us who had many good times with Conqui. The last Calypso CD I bought “Calypso fuh So” was from him this past Labor Day in Brooklyn. To your family and friends, my deepest condolence. Thanks for all you have done for the culture and our society. We will miss you deeply Conquie. You’ve done your part well, God knows best

    Rolly Bain (Crepsole)

  9. I’t always a sad day when a public figure leaves this world, it is doubly sad when it is in these circumstances. May his soul rest in peace.

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    Leroy Paul ‘Conqueror/Conky’ Send-Off

    Tears flow at Conqueror’s funeral
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    Huge turnout for Conqueror
    There were as many people on the road as inside the Church of the Nazarene, St James, for the funeral service of veteran calypsonian, Conqueror (Leroy Paul), yesterday.

    Valentino tells of Conky’s lime tree beginnings
    From his humble beginnings, singing calypso under the lime tree at Belle Vue, Dundonald Hill, Leroy Paul, fondly known as Conqueror/Conky, rose to national and international prominence.

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