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from The Times South Africa

Creator of Bolt’s victory dance dead

KINGSTON – David Alexander Smith, the Jamaican entertainment figure who created the dance performed by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to celebrate his victories, was shot to death at a Kingston bar, local media reported. 

Radio Jamaica said Smith, popularly known as “Ice,” was shot and killed Friday morning at a bar after a brawl with the attackers. Police told the station that robbery was a possible motive, as the attackers reportedly drove off with the dancer’s rental car after the murder.

Smith’s popular “Gully Creepa” dance move was made famous after Bolt, a triple Olympic champion, broke world records in the 200 meters finals at the Beijing Olympics in August. Bolt went on to set a new world record in the 100 meters and was part of the Jamaican team that won the 4×100-meter relay.

The island nation has one of the highest murder rates in the world, with over 1,500 people murdered in 2008, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said in early December.

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Posted on December 27, 2008 by Editor

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