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Jamaican man who co-founded Notting Hill carnival dead at 90

Sam King, a Jamaican man who co-founded the iconic Notting Hill carnival in the United Kingdom has died.

The 90-year-old Portland born man migrated to the UK in 1948. He would go on to co-found the iconic West Indian festival and become a important voice for the diaspora.

King, who died on Friday, was also was instrumental in the founding of the West Indian Gazette, and served as the mayor of Southwark in 1983.

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