The Select Committee of Stakeholders for Carnival has joined the Carnival fraternity in mourning the passing of Alan Didier.
The Committee says it is saddened by the death of a man who has given so much to the development of the artistic expression.
Didier contributed significantly to the formation of the carnival product from the early days of St. Lucian Spirit and Royalites and later as a founding member of New Dimensions. He subsequently branched out, along with Gus Small, to create De Originals Carnival Band.
He was more recently, the representative of the Castries City Council on the Select Committee of Stakeholders.
Didier passed away on May 2 after a prolonged illness.