Boyne, the deputy chief executive officer of the Jamaica Information Service is also a Gleaner columnist.

It is understood that Boyne is in a coma.

In the meantime, the family is appealing to the media and other concerned friends to honour its privacy at this time.

The Family is asking for privacy from the media on this matter and they do appreciate the down feeling towards the situation from the public.

The family is also asking for continued prayers.