GMR&SC mourns passing of ‘Mikey Spice’


The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) has extended condolences to the friends and family of motor-racing photographer Michael Samuels, popularly known as ‘Mikey Spice’, who was gunned down in his native Jamaica on Wednesday night.

Samuels was tending to flowers in his yard when he was confronted by a lone gunman and was shot multiple times to the upper body. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Spanish Town Hospital.

Below is the message issued by the GMR&SC on Thursday morning.

The motor-racing world awoke this morning to the shocking news that motorsport photographer Michael Samuels aka ‘Mikey Spice’ lost his life in very tragic circumstances last evening outside his home in Jamaica.

There really can be no words to describe how great of a person ‘Mikey’ has always been. ‘Mikey’ brought us as close to the racing action as we could have gotten, but the greatness in ‘Mikey’ lay in his personality. He was always a friendly and jolly person who would move mountains to ensure those around him were happy.

Many of us formed a very close bond with ‘Mikey’ over the years and he will be missed dearly.

The GMR&SC would like to extend condolences to the friends and family of ‘Mikey’ and ask you to be strong in this time, as ‘Mikey’ would not have wanted to see you sad.

Rest In Peace ‘Mikey.’

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