The New Jersey fashion industry is mourning the loss of another legendary icon. Newark resident Mr Kyle ‘The Voice’ Abercrombie passed away from a long battle with cancer on Saturday. He was 57 years old.
Thousands of residents across the state, primarily in Union and Essex counties, took to social media to express their love, condolences and best wishes to the Abercrombie family who was born and raised. grew up in Hillside but later moved to Newark – where the presence of African American families was feared in the 1960s according to the Newark Chapter of the NAACP.
According to the Newark NAACP, Abercrombie, the Reverend’s late son, Dr. James Abercrombie, learned to establish a presence as a pioneer in the community, cultivating and shaping the minds of young people.
He would witness the unity and leadership necessary for growth.
Abercrombie would experience his own epiphany during a car accident he was involved in where he was able to crawl out of the car and walk to the ambulance, not devoid of scars, to remind him of what could have happened. .
At the crucial moment, Abercrombie decides to cede his way and his lifestyle to a higher authority, Newark told NAACP.
Venturing on his path, at the age of 32, Abercrombie became a licensed and ordained minister/speaker where his presence would permeate the cities of Newark and Hillside, Newark NAACP said he has received numerous community awards, including one of their own. highest community quotes rights organization.
Orchestrating a wide audience in the fashion, design and clothing style industry, Abercrombie developed and honed his artistry involved in a craft where he was respected by all who wanted the latest trends in modern fashion.
They eventually became known as “the 1 voice 4 all”, Abercrombie won a plethora of national and global awards as a fashion commentator and public speaking guru.
It would highly decorate his already impressive resume when he appeared on stage with Brian McKnight, Freddie Jackson, Jaheim, Dottie Peoples, Dorothy Norwood, Stephanie Miles, Kenny Bohien, Sommore Queen of Comedy, Wendy Williams, Anthony Anderson, Nikki Howard, Dwight Eubanks from “Atlanta Housewives”.
Abercrombie spent many years working at Unique Design Men Wear in downtown Newark. He has dressed thousands and dozens of men across the county and state in line with the latest fashion trends from designers, including politicians and notable celebrities.
SuSu Stewart Youthologist said the following in a statement on her Facebook page:
“Yes, he is ‘The Voice’ to me, he was my friend, my prayer partner, my brother in Christ. Yes, it hurts! Take your wings and fly, brother. I know your voice will be used in angelic gates to announce our ancestors. I will dance a dance for you in your memory as long as I live. I love you”.
Broadcasters from our sister company RLS Media Solutions Broadcasting have worked on dozens of projects and aired fashion shows with Abercrombie as the commentator.
The CEO of our parent company Metro Media Associates of NJ, Mr. Richard L. Smith, sent his family and the community love, prayers and condolences in a statement on Sunday.
Funeral services have not yet been set for Abercrombie.