A little more than a week ago, Joe Damas, weakened but surrounded by his relatives, celebrated his 65th birthday. The artist had returned home in early February. Already, he said that his treatment had failed and that his days as moderator of the show "Metro Tempo" on Radio Metropolis were counted.
The nightmare had just begun in early 2016 for the artist and his family. To celebrate his 64th birthday with his family in Miami, Florida, in February 2016, Joe Damas was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. Treatment that would allow the facilitator to recover his health was expected to cost $ 100,000 and Included chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Faced with the inability of the family to bear such burdens, several cultural actors intervened.
A telethon was organized by Radio-Tele Metropole on 17 and 18 March 2016 in order to help relatives to cover the hospitalization expenses of the star performer of 100.1 FM. During these two days, on the screens of Télé Métropole, we had seen past artists and personalities such as the former President of the Republic Michel Martelly, Albert Chancy, T-Jo Zenny, Senator Jacques Sauveur Jean (Jakito) , Tonton Bicha, Top Adlerman, Robert Martino, Syto Cavé, President Jovenel Moïse, then candidate for the presidency, Tifane and Carel Pèdre.
Joe Damas stayed all the rest of the year 2016 in the United States where he received the proper care to fight this disease that seemed to have fallen on him at once. The man returned to the fold on February 11, 2017, discreetly, without fanfare. He died on March 4th in his home, leaving behind him a woman and tearful children and a horde of orphan listeners who, for more than 30 years, accompanied them.
Former musician, host of radio show, master of ceremonies, former director general of the RTNH, Joseph Damas Junior, born on February 29, made his debut on Radio Métropole in 1977 as night animator. He served Magik Stereo (now Magik 9) for a while before returning to Metropolis in 1999. He was a comedian who lent his voice as pleasant as it was special to soap operas, like "Woy! "By Mona Guérin or" VIP (Vanity, Intrigue, Passion) "by Sophia Désir. From Monday to Friday, this fan of the microphone was religiously on the air to animate his music programs: "Métro Tempo", 10 am am to noon and "Tempo du soir" from 7 pm to 8 pm pm Ticket presents its condolences The most sincere to the family and friends of Joe Damas.