Renowned Psychiatrist and former Department Head of Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Freddie Hickling, has died.

He was 75-years-old.

He had been battling illness.

He died in the University Hospital of the West Indies, UHWI, Intensive Care Unit yesterday.

Professor Hickling also served as Executive Director of the UWI Caribbean Institute of Mental Health.

Government Senator and Psychiatrist, Dr. Saphire Longmore are among those paying tribute to Professor Hickling.

So too Professor Hickling’s daughter, Deborah Hickling.

The Hickling family in a post on social media said their family bids him farewell, with their prayers and  to the music of Miles Davis, Third World, Buju Banton, Harold Butler, Morgan Heritage, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.

Professor Hickling’s family said he lived with courage and love.

They also expressed gratitude to the UHWI.

In one of his last interviews, Professor Hickling explained the importance of social re-engineering among black children.

He was speaking on Talking History on Nationwide 90 FM.

Professor Freddie Hickling.