“Chutney star Kris “KI” Veeshal Persad and his family are mourning the loss of its matriarch, Maya Persad.
Persad, 62, died on Sunday morning in her sleep, he said.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, KI said, “Hey…I don’t know how to type this. With heavy heart I’m letting you know of the passing of my mom this morning Maya Persad. Love you mommy.”
In a phone interview with Newsday on Monday, he described his mother as being the “sweetest woman in the entire world” and being instrumental in the life of him and his brother, Rich Veeshan Persad.”
My mom was the real superstar of the family ❤️
Miss Trinidad & Tobago 1982 2nd Runner up.
Contestant in the Mastana Bahar pageant.
Former employee of Trinidad Express.
We love you mommy