Jawara “Tosh-1” McIntosh, Son of Peter, dies at 40
BY RICHARD JOHNSON
The death of reggae icon Peter Tosh’s youngest son has once again plunged that family into deep sadness.
Jawara McIntosh, better known as Tosh 1, died last Friday — three years after being beaten and left unconscious by a fellow inmate while he was serving a six-month jail term in Bergen County Jail in New Jersey on a cannabis charge.
Efforts to reach his sister Niambe, who is also head of the Peter Tosh estate were unsuccessful. However, curator of the Peter Tosh Museum, Kingsley Cooper noted that he had spoken with her and that the family was going through a rough time.
Cooper could not provide any details as to funeral arrangements and whether of not the body of Tosh 1 will be flown to Jamaica for interment. Following the February 2017 jailhouse attack, Tosh 1 was in a coma for well over a year. He came out of the coma and was sent home where he was being cared for by his mother and sister. The 40-year-old is father to four children.