"I would definitely remember him as a giant, a leader with a light that shone for us in the Network Rhythm Band.
"Duke has made a tremendous contribution."
"Duke was one of the most talented and versatile calypsonians that we have ever known."
"He was one of the superiors in the business and one of our legends. He had an abundance of work out there.
Arranger Leston Paul:
"He was a genius in composing, song writing and stage performance. Everyone knew him for his elegant attire on stage."
"I think we lost yet another icon. He was my personal friend. He is one of the guys who helped Black Stalin. "