Wayne Flores, founder of San Jose Serenaders and Flores de San Jose, and the last founding member of the National Parang Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NPATT), died on Thursday 7 January 2021. (Image courtesy Sharlene Flores)

Parang icon Wayne Flores passed away this week, on Thursday 7 January 2021.

He was the founder of San Jose Serenaders and Flores de San Jose, as well as the last founding member of the National Parang Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NPATT).

The announcement of his death was made by his wife of 38 years, Sharlene, in a social media post.

“My apologies for now bringing this to you all, but I have not been in a very good place lately….  Waynie (lovingly called by those who knew and loved him), left us peacefully in his sleep at home on the night of Thursday January 7th, 2021, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family, which we give praise and thanks to the Almighty for granting us this mercy. Once again, our hearts are broken into a million pieces, but with God’s mercy we will all get through this. Words cannot express how much I love and miss my husband,” Sharlene Flores said in the statement.

Wayne Flores leaves to mourn his wife, Sharlene, and their three daughters Rochelle, Tania, Shawna.

Wayne Flores is the second parang icon to pass away this week.

Wayne Jagdeo, foundation member of Los Alumnos de San Juan, died on Tuesday 5th January 2021. (Image courtesy Wayne Jagdeo YouTube Channel)

Pannist, retired teacher and foundation member of Los Alumnos de San Juan, Wayne Jagdeo, died on Tuesday 5th January 2021, at his home in Couva, where he was receiving palliative care, weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

A former teacher at San Juan North Secondary, Wayne Jagdeo leaves to mourn his wife Alicia Jaggasar, lead vocalist of Los Alumnos de San Juan, and their two children, Maria and Michael Jagdeo.