Pulse Investments founder Kingsley Cooper has died

Pulse Investments founder Kingsley Cooper has died

Kingsley Cooper, the founder of Pulse Investments Limited, has died.

He passed away on Tuesday, two weeks after celebrating his 71st birthday, surrounded by his family at the HCA Kendall Hospital in Miami, Florida, USA.

Born in Kingston on June 3, 1953 and educated at Kingston College, The University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School, Cooper was an attorney who started Pulse Investments Limited in Kingston, in January 1980, along with Hilary Phillips.

The attorney and fashion and entertainment trailblazer, through Pulse, pioneered and developed an international modelling industry for the Caribbean, in the process discovering and developing supermodels and other international stars.

The company created new opportunities for local and international talent in music and fashion. Pulse promoted and produced renowned international events such as Reggae SuperJam and Caribbean Fashion Week.

With Cooper’s leadership, Pulse diversified its business to include media, real estate and hospitality. Pulse was the first company of its kind to be listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.

"We mourn the loss of an innovator, extraordinary leader, father, husband, and visionary," Pulse Investments said in a release. 

The Cooper family said it is immensely grateful for his life and legacy and thanked everyone for the outpouring of love and support.

Sending heartfelt condolences to Romae, Safia, Carolyn and other family and close friends of Cooper, Opposition Leader Mark Golding described him as urbane, suave and having great generosity of spirit.

"Walk Good Kingsley," he said.