Well-known medical doctor Jephthah Ford has passed away.
News of Ford’s death was confirmed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Babsy Grange.
Grange took to Facebook where she expressed sadness at the passing of Ford, who she called her ” good friend”.
“I am shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Dr. Jephthah Ford. My good friend,” said Grange on Facebook.
“We have lost a Jamaican who truly cared about our people and their well-being,” she added.
Colleagues of Ford have taken to social media to remember the talented physician who had a medical office on Red Hills Road, St Andrew.
While known for his expertise having worked as part of the medical team that observed the post-mortem examination of the body of Jodian Fearon, Ford also came into public view as he was embroiled in two high profile court cases.