January 15th, 2010
12:58 PM ET

Haitian hip-hop artist, charity worker found dead after quake

Jimmy O, a well-known singer and songwriter in Haiti who also was active in hip-hop artist and philanthropist Wyclef Jean's charity, is dead.

Jimmy O, 35, was crushed in a vehicle during the 7.0-magnitude earthquake, apparently while he was driving in downtown Port-au-Prince.

CNN was on the scene when his body was discovered Friday. A man examined the body and pulled from one of the victim's pants pocket the artist's passport. CNN saw the document, which verified the man was Jimmy O, whose legal name was Jean Jimmy Alexandre. FULL POST

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