|Birth name||Jean Jimmy Alexandre|
March 9, 1974|
|Origin||New York City, New York, USA|
|Died||January 12, 2010
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, drums|
|Labels||Sak Pasé Records|
Jean Jimmy Alexandre (March 9, 1974Haitian hip hop artist who was born in Port-au-Prince and lived in New York City. He was involved with Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti Foundation. Jimmy O performed his music in Haitian Creole.– January 12, 2010 ), better known by his stage name Jimmy O, was a
In 2006, he and Jean held a hip-hop performance in the Bel Air suburb of Port-au-Prince that was part of the USAID-funded Clean Streets project. The following year, he and other Haitian artists held a concert in the Champ de Mars, the largest public square in the capital, along with Wyclef Jean, Akon, and Matt Damon.
On January 12, 2010, at age 35, Jimmy O was crushed inside a vehicle he was apparently driving in downtown Port-au-Prince during the 2010 Haiti earthquake. His mother, his wife, two of his three children, his agent, and a CNN crew were present when Jimmy O's body was discovered and identified three days later. His agent said that the loss of Jimmy O "will be tremendous in Haiti."
At the time of his death he was preparing to release his debut album Destiny in the United States.
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- Devi, Sharmila; Thorne, John (January 22, 2010). "Victims of Haitian earthquake whose contribution to the nation will be greatly missed". The National (Abu Dhabi).
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