Burgie died Friday in Brooklyn, Andrew Burgie stated Sunday in a telephone interview with CNN.
Burgie had lived a largely wholesome life, however had bouts with coronary heart failure in the previous couple of years, his son stated.
“I thank God he lived this lengthy,” Andrew Burgie stated.
He later took the stage title, “Lord Burgess,” when he began acting at venues such because the famed Village Vanguard in Manhattan.
“Day-O” transcended the 1950s and have become a traditional. It was even used because the wake-up name for astronauts on the Area Shuttle Atlantis in house in 1997, in accordance with the Songerwriters Corridor of Fame.
Burgie wrote the lyrics to the nationwide anthem for his mom’s homeland of Barbados after the nation gained independence in 1966.